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!


Wanted: New sailors — Spring has arrived on Lake Union, and The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) is ramping up some changes in its adult sailing education program, SailNOW! SailNOW! graduated 190 new sailors in 2013. The center has a goal of 260 graduates this year and if the numbers since Jan. 1 are a good indication, it will handily exceed that. Full story »

Opening Day Week starts April 30 — A colorful and traditional rite of spring brings people to Seattle's inland waterways on May 3 as boaters celebrate Opening Day of the boating season. Spectators crowd the shorelines of Seattle's Portage Bay and Montlake Cut as boats, many of them decorated, parade past judges and spectators watching aboard boats anchored along the parade route. Full story »

Announcing a new membership level for associates of our Affiliate Members

New Membership LevelAffiliate Members receive all the benefits of NYBA membership. The NYBA Board of Directors have voted to allow any employee of an Affiliate Member to join NYBA as an "Affiliate Individual". This new membership level will enjoy all the benefits of membership. Cost is $90 for the year. The deadline for membership renewal is April 30, 2014 so now is the perfect time for your colleagues to join NYBA. Go to the Member Benefits page to download the application form.

For questions, please contact Association Coordinator, Glenda Fabrizio or call 206-748-0012. Thanks again for all your support!

Are you a salesman or are you a broker? — Over the past 40 years I have constantly tried to preach to all of my brokers that we are not salesman. The only product we have to sell is ourselves. That said, we have to use all of our energy and talent to convince the buyer that they should be dealing with us exclusively. Full story »

Fuel Docks of Washington State — Fuel: no matter what type or size of boat you own, whether it be power or sail, sooner or later you're gonna need some (unless, of course, your vessel is totally manually or wind powered). And sometimes finding an open fuel dock is not an easy matter. So to help you keep your tanks topped off and avoid "fuelishly" running out of gas or diesel, we present our 18th Fuel Docks of the Northwest directory with detailed information on (as far as we could ascertain) nearly every fuel dock in Puget Sound, Hood Canal, the American San Juan Islands and the American side of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Full story »

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