Northwest Yacht Brokers Association

Grow Boating Committee

The Grow Boating Committee promotes the boating lifestyle and improves the boating experience to increase participation in boating to ultimately increase sales of marine products and services. The committee’s goal is to get people out on the water, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, to educate them about boats and boating and to introduce them to the joy of owning and operating a boat.

Ken Monaghan
Committee Chair
Swiftsure Yachts
phone: 206-378-1110

Government Affairs Committee

The Government Affairs committee promotes the growth, development and health of the marine industry through effective communication with our elected officials, development of strategic partnerships and direct lobbying efforts. The committee will proactively work on the identified legislative priorities of the Association and will serve as the Association’s central source of contact with public policy makers, community leaders and coalitions.

Frank O’Neil
Committee Chair
Lindell Yachts
phone: 253-225-0202
Jim Hedrick
H2 Government Relations
phone: 360-789-4700

Ethics Committee

The ethics committee is responsible for upholding and maintaining ethical business practices amongst NYBA members. The committee hears disputes between members, complaints against brokers from the boat buying public and recommends solutions when possible. The committee is there to assist in setting up bind- ing arbitration procedures when appropriate. The chair reports directly to the Board of directors.

Art Kaplan
LaConner Yacht Sales
phone: 360-466-3300
Paul Groesbeck
Irwin Yacht Sales
phone: 425-829-3551

Boat Show Committee

The Boat Show Committee meets once a month to help plan and oversee the production of the Boats Afloat Show in September and the Seattle Boat Show on South Lake Union in January. The committee makes recommendations regarding dates, exhibitor rates, promotions, advertising and budgets to the Board of Directors.

Ray Prokorym
Committee Chair
Worth Avenue Yachts

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