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.

Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program

BCYBA joins all brokerage associations across North America in its proud support of the Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program.

All BCYBA members who qualify are encouraged to challenge the CPYB exam and join an elite group of 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. Achieving CPYB status represents the highest level of a yacht broker's professional development. Working with a CPYB broker fosters confidence and showcases the highest level of professionalism to boat buyers and sellers, and to fellow brokers.

Certified Professional Yacht 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 opportunities for members to earn CPYB recertification credits.

Please visit for program information, to see if you qualify, and how to apply. Existing CPYBs can visit the website to review and submit recertification credits.

The CPYB program is partly funded through membership dues, and largely through our industry sponsors: Yacht Brokers Association of America,, Soundings and Soundings Trade Only, Yacht Closer, and the Gowrie Group. Please support them!


Boating BC

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.


BCYBA Constitution and Bylaws

BCYBA Leadership

May 2 - 5, 2024