All qualified full time yacht brokers in British Columbia are encouraged to join the BCYBA.
Founded in 1985 and incorporated in 1991, the purpose of the BCYBA is to:
- promote cooperation and professionalism among members
- promote and maintain a high standard of conduct among yacht brokers
- provide the boating public greater confidence in yacht brokers
- encourage a greater interest in the welfare and safety of the boating public.
BCYBA members agree to operate under an established Code of Ethics.
The BCYBA is a sponsor and avid supporter of the Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program. All BCYBA members who qualify are encouraged to challenge the CPYB exam and join the elite group of Certified Professional Yacht Brokers. All seven brokerage associations across North America participate in the CPYB program, and there are now approximately 500 Certified Professional Yacht Brokers. It is a challenging and rewarding designation that shows top level proficiency, and tremendous commitment to the yacht brokerage profession.
Certified Brokers must maintain their certification by participating in 30 credit hours of industry training over three year intervals. The BCYBA and YBAA (Yacht Broker Association of America) provide ample opportunity for members to earn CPYB recertification credits.
The BCYBA is proud to present the spectacular annual Victoria Inner Harbour Boat Show.
The BCYBA is the largest sector group of Boating BC Association. Membership in Boating BC is a prerequisite for BCYBA membership. Boating BC is the voice for the recreational boating industry in BC, working with all levels of government and other stakeholders to grow and enhance the boating experience.