YBAA - Yacht Brokers Association of America

YBAA was founded in 1920 and exists to unite yacht brokers throughout North America in order to: establish, promote and enforce high standards of professional competence and ethical conduct; foster public recognition of, and support for, YBAA and its member brokers; facilitate cooperation among member brokers; and, enhance each member's success.

All YBAA Corporate Members and designated brokers abide by a strict Code of Ethics and Business Practices ensuring that all business transactions follow the basic principles of fairness, accuracy, and honesty. The Code addresses broker relations with the public, clients, yacht yards and fellow brokers. Member of YBAA have access to YachtCouncil.org: developed by YBAA and its industry partner members of the International Yacht Council, Ltd., this multiple listing service is the only broker-owned and broker-managed MLS program in the world.

Member of YBAA also have recourse to make use of the Professional Standards & Ethics Committee, should they need to, which counsels members on how to successfully achieve accord on disputes between brokers. Members of the Standards & Ethics Committee may sit as arbitrators or may recommend, by reason of geographic proximity, other qualified members to assist in settling disputes.