YachtWorld is 2013 Keel Sponsor
Seattle, WA – (April 4, 2013) – YachtWorld, the world’s largest Internet yacht brokerage portal and part of Dominion Marine Media, is again demonstrating its continuing commitment to the broker community as the 2013 CPYB Keel Sponsor.
The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program is the industry standard for yacht sales professionals, developed and sponsored by YBAA, FYBA, NYBA, CYBA, BCYBA, GCYBA and Boating Ontario. The annual CPYB Keel Sponsorship provides major financial support to the CPYB certification program and its commitment to maintaining industry standards, professional development and industry recognition of qualified yacht sales professionals. 2013 will be the fourth year that YachtWorld.com has supported this initiative.
The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program promotes recognition of highly qualified and experienced yacht brokers. As the online marketing partner of brokers, YachtWorld is committed to their educational development. Sponsoring the CPYB is important for YachtWorld as it works with YBAA and the sponsoring CPYB partners to make the yacht brokerage industry more successful.
“YBAA and CPYB are extremely grateful to YachtWorld for its support of the CPYB program, both through its recognition of CPYB brokers on the YachtWorld website and its valuable financial support as the 2013 Keel Sponsor,” stated YBAA President Linda Warren, East Coast Yacht Sales, Salem, MA. “YachtWorld’s commitment to recognizing the value of qualified yacht sales professionals is tremendously important to YBAA and its members throughout North America, as well as to the more than 550 Certified Professional Yacht Brokers (CPYB) and their many satisfied customers.”
“YachtWorld is pleased to partner with YBAA and CPYB again this year. YachtWorld’s goal of supporting the brokerage community through continuing education closely aligns with the CPYB program,” said Ian Atkins, senior vice president and general manager, YachtWorld. “We look forward to participating in educational events, webinars and other programs where our team’s expertise can aid CPYB members.”
YachtWorld is the single most powerful and effective global marketing solution for the boating industry. With over 125,000 brokerage boats offered worldwide by more than 2,400 yacht brokerage houses and 10,000 individual yacht brokers in 143 countries, YachtWorld.com receives nearly 2.5 million global visits by boating enthusiasts each month. YachtWorld provides a complete suite of online marketing services for its yacht broker members through BoatWizard and SoldBoats, their proprietary back-end tools. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, YachtWorld has European headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and customer service representation in Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Turkey and Estonia. YachtWorld is a division of Dominion Enterprises, based in Norfolk, Virginia, U.S.
The Yacht Brokers Association of America, headquartered in Annapolis, MD, was founded in 1920 and exists to unite yacht brokers throughout North America in order to establish, promote and enforce high standards of professional and ethical conduct. All members sign and abide by a strict Code of Ethics & Business Practice, ensuring that all business transactions follow the basic principles of fairness, accuracy, and honesty. The association also offers a comprehensive yacht broker certification program, designed to raise the professional capabilities of yacht brokers while addressing the needs of boat buyers and sellers who are demanding more service and support from the industry. For more information about YBAA and CPYB, visit www.ybaa.com or www.cpyb.net, or call YBAA at 410-940-6345.
About Dominion Marine Media
Dominion Marine Media (DMM) is the Internet partner of choice for the recreational marine industry and operates the three market-leading web portals – boats.com, yachtworld.com and boattrader.com. DMM is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company that provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting and data management services. DMM has offices in North America (Norfolk, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia) as well as in Europe (United Kingdom and Italy). The company employs 150 people, has customers in 106 countries and advertises boats for sale in 166 countries. In 2012, over 51 million unique visitors spent time researching products on DMM web and mobile sites, apps and social media outlets. DMM’s global reach includes 23 localized web portals which are translated into 13 languages.
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