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!


Destination: Center Island, San Juan Islands — In Lopez Sound, tucked into the bight formed by the spit on the south end of Decatur Island, lies Center Island. The island is all privately owned and is large enough to have an airstrip. Tho there is no public access to shore, Center Island has one very important attribute for cruisers in the San Juan Islands: it is the eye of the storm. Full story »

U.S. brokerage sales improve in February — The U.S. brokerage market made a gain in February, with 1,652 boats sold, up almost 100 boats from January's slow start to the year, and a 3 percent increase over February 2014 volume. According to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in, the total value of boats sold was $209 million, a 1 percent increase compared to the previous February. Full story »

19 organizations participating in this year's Youth Sailing Open House on March 28 — If you're trying to decide what's the best way to get your children learning and having fun on the water this summer, look no further than the Youth Sailing Open House on March 28th at Mt. Baker Sailing and Rowing Center at Stan Sayres Park. The event is completely free to families and will provide a full rundown on all the youth sailing and boating options available this summer. Full story »

Print vs. social media — During a recent YBAA/CPYB e-SEMINAR, Leah Hines, Marketing Specialist with Port of Anacortes near Seattle, WA and Greg Mustari, CPYB, discussed the values and differences between print and social media and how to better market your company. Full story »

Keeping an eye on the weather — Back in the days of iron men and wooden ships, weather predictions were made with a barometer, good eyesight (a weather eye), and maybe a little intuition. Today's mariner is more likely to predict the weather by glancing down at a computer screen than up at the sky. Full story »

Boat sales ride a rising tide into 2015 — U.S. recreational boating industry estimates new powerboat sales up 5-7 percent last year; Sales expected to increase another 5 percent in 2015 as boat shows open nationwide . Full story »

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