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2019 CPYB Chairman’s Award


FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Certification Advisory Council (CAC), that oversees the Certified Professional Yacht Broker program and is supported by the seven (7) North American yacht brokers associations, is proud to present the 2019 Chairman’s Award to Carmine Galati Sr., founder of Galati Yacht Sales. Staley Weidman, Chairman of the CPYB program
stated, “This award represents the highest level of commitment for truly elevating the professionalism of the yacht brokerage industry. Galati Yacht Sales has had more brokers become certified in the last two years than any other firm in North America. Carmine sets a great example of how breaking the patterns of the typical yacht brokerage house format benefits the buying public and any member of the industry doing business with his firm.”

Carmine is truly dedicated to the advancement of the maritime industry, has and continues to serve, as a sales mentor, promoting education, training, and product knowledge. He serves on the IYBA Board of Directors and is active on multiple committees. Carmine’s support of several charitable organizations includes the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, the Ronald McDonald House, the Tigger Foundation, the Billfish Foundation, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Although Carmine is engaged in the daily business operations of Galati Yacht Sales, he still finds time to work on initiatives to enhance the marine industry and create pathways for success.
In response to receiving the award, Carmine stated “It has always been a passion and strong belief of mine that in order to succeed and grow we must embrace continual improvement as well as knowledge, professionalism, morals and ethics. The CPYB program gives us the platform to both test and inspire the principals in our sales team. We at Galati’s require the certification for all our sales team.”

About CPYB: Since 1999, the CPYB program has been the industry performance standard for yacht sales professionals throughout North America. A program Design Team of industry volunteers worked with the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute to define the industry’s body of knowledge – the key performance skills and knowledge required to be a Certified Professional Yacht Broker. The team then crafted the certification exam, comprised of over 150 questions, serving as the objective measurement of the applicant’s knowledge. There are currently more than 400 members of the CPYB program in the United States and Canada.

NYBA Holiday Party Sponsorship Opportunities

Support the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association as a sponsor for the annual Christmas Party. The 2019 Northwest Yacht Brokers Association’s annual Christmas Party will be held on Saturday December 7th, at the Tyee Yacht Club, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. This annual event is attended by over 100 of our Association Members each year. The Christmas Party boasts a lovely buffet dinner, open bar, dancing, entertainment and much more!

U.S. Flag Opening to Yachts of 300 Gross Tons or More

Sept. 11, 2018 – Under a law passed in August 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard (“USCG”) will now allow U.S. vessel documentation for recreational vessels of 300 gross tons or more.

What can a yacht sales professional do for me? — There’s a saying in the industry; “If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it themselves.” In truth, it’s not so easy to sell a boat or find a boat that is a good match for you on your own. It takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources. If you are ready to buy or sell a boat, a Yacht Sales Professional can help turn your dreams into reality.

Yachting legend retires from the Pacific Northwest Cruising scene

June 27, 2018, Bellingham, Washington – Brian Pemberton, founder of NW Explorations and 74 year-old legend in the yachting community, is retiring.

2018 NYBA Annual Meeting

Future Development of Seattle, Property Update and Relocation of the Boat Show PowerPoint Presentation

New 2016 DOR Guide

The Department of Revenue has updated its Guide for Vessel Brokers and Dealers. Go to the Member Center Welcome page and click on the Member’s Corner link to login.

Yacht ownership, charter operations and federal tax matters — For some, the allure of tropical breezes, calm waters and retirement aboard a beautiful new yacht travelling the world seems satisfying. For others, the slow boat to nowhere may not be enough, and to offset the restless pursuit of tranquility (and, frankly, expenses), a charter strategy is introduced to yacht ownership and operations.

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.

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.