Founded in 1987, the Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) was established to unite those yachting professionals engaged in the practice of buying and selling yachts in the state of Florida.
Today, the FYBA is a statewide association which has grown into one of the world’s largest organizations of yacht brokers with over 1,100 members, including associations and affiliates of the marine industry at large.
The following cornerstones of the FYBA represent a few of the critical missions the associations aims to accomplish:
Education: The Florida Yacht Brokers Association provides educational seminars and services to its members to strengthen the ability of our industry to remain abreast of legal, technical, and environmental issues that affect the marine community throughout the state.
Legislation: As an advocate of one of the Sunshine State’s largest industry (the marine industry), the Florida Yacht Brokers Association serves as a united voice for yacht brokers in the legislative and regulatory processes. By actively engaging with state and local legislators, the FYBA’s lobbying efforts have protected and nurtured the health of the yachting community since its inception.
Bylaws: Along with professional oversight, FYBA joined the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) in funding and establishing the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program. For a complete list of our Code of Ethics we invite you to go to the FYBA By-Laws, Article XV.
Networking: The Florida Yacht Brokers Association provides many opportunities to network through our social and professional events and seminars. Our publication, COMPASS, is an informative magazine updating our members 8 times a year with articles on legislation and maritime law, Member News, and Bulletin Board.