• Boats Afloat Show Sept. 2016

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!


May is Membership Renewal Month

It's that time of year again! We are looking forward to another year supporting your business and helping this thriving industry progress. Please click this link to download the NYBA membership renewal form.

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Rules of the Road — You've intended to sign up for the United States Power Squadrons safe-boating course for a while now, but the kids' soccer practice always conflicts with the dates. Still, you wonder if your seamanship knowledge is shipshape. Review these scenarios and tips to find out. Full story »

The 'Airbnb of the sea?' Boatbound is poised to make waves in the Pacific Northwest

www.boatingindustry — On any given day in the Northwest, even one of those beautiful summer days, there are thousands of perfectly nice boats tied up to the dock. While at the same time, there are thousands of people who would love nothing more than to be out boating. Full story »

NMMA: New powerboat sales up 6.4% in 2014

www.boatingindustry — With Memorial Day marking the kickoff to the summer boating season, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported Wednesday healthy growth for the $35.4 billion U.S. recreational boating industry, with an estimated 171,500 new powerboats sold in 2014, an increase of 6.4 percent over 2013. Full story »

Local Cruising Guides Updated — Salish Sea Pilot has just released its 2015 Gulf Islands, San Juan Islands and Desolation Sound cruising guides. The guides are completely rebuilt and will soon be followed by guides to Puget Sound and the Sunshine Coast. Full story »

At the Helm: Industry outreach pays dividends — Watching what's going on with the government – especially at the Federal level – can often be an agonizingly slow affair. I've often heard comments about how our industry issues never get addressed, so why get involved in efforts like the American Boating Congress. Full story »

The unbearable loudness of boating — Springtime. When the seagulls soar overhead, eyeballing scraps from fish boats and the terns begin squawking at 6 AM like prehistoric birds--hence our gate's nickname "Jurassic Dock." It's also the time of year in our sweet little marina when we awake to the sound of bow thrusters and engines in full reverse--the morning stillness broken by shouting couples screaming directions--or arguing about directions not clearly given. Yes indeed, it is boating season. Full story »

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