The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) is a nonprofit marine trade group founded in 1988 consisting of hundreds of marine brokers, dealers and industry related professionals. Representing the highest professional standards in the recreational boating industry, NYBA members are committed to ensuring fair and honest business practices when buying and selling a boat.

NYBA is the producer of the September Boats Afloat Show on South Lake Union and a proud partner of the Seattle Boat Show in January. Whether you're exploring boat ownership for the first time or you are a seasoned captain, our goal is to connect people with the unparalleled Pacific Northwest cruising waters. Because life is better on a boat!

2014 NYBA Christmas Party


Winterizing Your Boat — When the boating season is winding down, it's time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of maintenance or neglect. Full story »

Watching out for UV damage to sails — We've been in Penang for a couple of days now, catching up on projects. This afternoon, after the sun disappeared behind the condos backing the marina and the air cooled, Jamie and I took a walk around and looked at the other boats. Primary takeaway: the sun, she is strong! Full story »

Brokerage sales remain lower; average sale price rise

Sept. 17, 2014 — Brokerage boat sales declined 5 percent in August compared to the same month in 2013, with a total of 2,862 boats changing hands, down from 3,027. Based on reported sales by YachtWorld member brokerages in their proprietary database,, the total price paid declined 1 percent, from $304 million to $302 million, and the average price paid per boat rose 5 percent. Full story »

Numbers up at 2014 Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

Seattle, Aug. 11, 2014 — Regular attendees at Seattle's 36th annual Lake Union Boats Afloat Show will notice quite a few new attractions this year —from the addition of seminars and in-water docking classes to a new layout, new exhibitors, new food vendors, and entertainment for the kids provided by Disney Radio. Full story »

Seafair hydro race comes down to close decision — J. Michael Kelly drove the Graham Trucking hydroplane to a win Sunday afternoon at the Albert Lee Appliance Cup at Seafair. After reviewing the start, officials confirmed Kelly held off Jimmy Shane, the 28-year-old driver of the Oh Boy! Oberto hydroplane. "It's like a chess game out there," Kelly told KIRO 7 "We didn't show our hand today and it worked out exactly how we planned it." Full story »

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