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!


Boat sales down 2 percent in June, values slightly higher — The number of brokerage boats sold in the U.S. in June 2014 was 71 boats, or 2 percent, below the number sold in June, 2013. According to reports by YachtWorld member brokerages in, the 3,505 boats sold delivered a slightly higher total price of $485 million, up $3 million. Full story »

Favorite San Juan Island anchorages — Recently a friend asked what our favorite anchorages in the San Juan Islands were. Before I answer, you will need some context. First, these are anchorages... not docks, not mooring balls. Full story »

Fire not enough to capsize Gig Harbor yacht brokerage — When the Gig Harbor Yacht Sales office of 44 years was destroyed by fire in January, owner Al Hayes and his employees knew just how much that truism meant to their business. After a brief search of available properties all around Gig Harbor, they are relocating the new office just yards away from the old spot, with an anticipated grand opening of the new office space planned by July 4, upstairs in the Harbor Inn building at the foot of Pioneer Way. Full story »

Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival and it's History — Today's podcast is an interview with Dick Wagner – founder of the Center for Wooden Boats, and Aislinn Palmer – director of the 38th Annual Lake Union Wooden Boat Festival in Seattle, WA on July 4-6, 2014. Full story »

Fleet Week in Portland — The Portland Rose Festival is underway, and for Oregon maritime enthusiasts, one thing that means is Fleet Week! Since the Rose Festival began in 1907, visiting vessels have been a part of the program, wending their way up the mighty Columbia, across the treacherous bar, and into the Willamette to dock near the downtown festivities of the Rose City. Full story »

Quarterly earnings take a weather hit — The industry is hoping better weather will reignite boaters' passion. The unsurprising mantra from companies that issued quarterly earnings reports in April was "weather." The winter that wouldn't end depressed boat and gear sales throughout the January-March quarter, but many are optimistic that increasing customer demand will translate to delayed 2014 sales, at least in some segments. Full story »

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