The Northwest Yacht Brokers Association (NYBA) is a nonprofit marine trade group founded in 1988 consisting of hundreds of marine brokers, dealers and industry related professionals. Representing the highest professional standards in the recreational boating industry, NYBA members are committed to ensuring fair and honest business practices when buying and selling a boat.

NYBA is the producer of the September Boats Afloat Show on South Lake Union and a proud partner of the Seattle Boat Show in January. Whether you're exploring boat ownership for the first time or you are a seasoned captain, our goal is to connect people with the unparalleled Pacific Northwest cruising waters. Because life is better on a boat!

2014 NYBA Christmas Party


CPYB calendar of events

November 20 — CAC Annual Meeting
November 27 — Boating BC Conference
December 3 — CPYB only e-Seminar
December 4 — CPYB Exam & Study Session
December 10 — YBAA e-Seminar
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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. Full story »

New Boats: Outer Reef Trident 550 — Outer Reef Yachts, the well known builder of high quality long range motor yachts, has just announced the launch of the Outer Reef Trident Series. This new series boasts a notable departure from Outer Reef's classic product lines that have come before her. Full story »

Pierce County derelict vessel owner pleads guilty, is ordered to repay state $300,000 in clean up costs — Stephen Mason, owner of the derelict vessel the Helena Star, entered guilty pleas today to charges of abandoning a derelict vessel and discharging pollution into state waters. He was sentenced to 20 days of confinement (which may be served on electronic home monitoring) and two years' probation, and is ordered to repay the state $300,000 towards the total cost of $1.25 million to remove the sunken vessel from the Hylebos Waterway in Pierce County. Full story »

The real mission of value-added selling — Our mission in Value-Added Selling is simple: We sell products by solving problems, satisfying needs, and serving people. On the surface, this may seem obvious. That is why we dig deeper. Full story »

Winterizing your boat — When the boating season is winding down, it's time to start thinking about protecting your valuable recreational asset. The time and effort you spend now will have a definite effect on your boat's performance, or lack of it, and certainly save you time, effort and money come spring. You should remember that your insurance policy may not cover damage done by lack of maintenance or neglect. Full story »

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