The Yacht Brokers Association of America was founded in 1920 and exists to unite yacht sales professionals 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. The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) designation is awarded to qualified and experienced brokers upon successful completion of a rigorous written exam. Since 2002, the CPYB exam has provided a new benchmark for the professional performance of yacht brokers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more information about YBAA visit and for CPYB visit