The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) is a non-profit organization formed in 1988 as an answer to the changing markets of boat brokers, dealers and other industry professionals. The creation of the association is a result of consolidated interests and efforts of a wide range of brokers and dealers in getting better representation for their segment of the marine industry which was vital to the expanding network of marine services and products. The association was founded to protect the health of the entire marine industry which they believe started with the boat sale. Consisting of over 340 members over 230 marine related businesses in the Pacific Northwest, NYBA is in its 18th year of organizing boat shows. Previously located at the Shilshole Bay Marina, the Boats Afloat Show now resides on the south end of Lake Union at Chandlers Cove.
NYBA is a non-profit marine trade group founded in 1988 consisting of over 340 marine brokers, dealers and other industry professionals representing over 230 marine-related businesses in the Pacific Northwest. Subscribing to the strictest code of ethics, NYBA members are committed to bringing integrity and professionalism to the buying and selling process of new and previously owned pleasure craft.
NYBA plays an active role in marine youth and education programs and encourages a greater interest in the welfare and safety of the boating public. Along with the Northwest Marine Trade Association, NYBA’s January and September Boats Afloat Shows connect thousands of boating enthusiasts with marine professionals and the Northwest’s finest sail and power boats.
We work closely with the NMTA, CPYB, FYBA, NAMS, YBAA, and now the National Safe Boating Council. These are highly respected peer organizations and nurturing a harmonious relationship with them allows our members to cooperate listings with them with greater ease.