FOUNDED IN 1975
The California Yacht Brokers Association was founded on January 29, 1975. It is a nonprofit organization of yacht brokers and salespersons dedicated to conducting business with integrity, dignity and a high standard of professionalism. To become a member of the association, a member must be sponsored by two broker members, reviewed by the membership committee and approved by the board of directors. These members have joined forces to provide services to the brokerage industry, as well as to protect California boat buyers and sellers. Our Code of Ethics is a cornerstone and industry standard for professional conduct.
FIRST STATE TO REQUIRE LICENSING
California was the first state to require yacht brokers and sales personnel to be licensed and bonded. The efforts of the California Yacht Brokers Association go far beyond that which is required by law. Consumer protection and enhanced services to the boating public are emphasized. Examples of our efforts include our Standardized Forms and our Arbitration Process to settle disputes between consumers and brokers.
BOB WILL BE MISSED
Bob Leslie has passed and we feel a great loss for a boating enthusiast and advocate. As a past president of the California Yacht Broker’s Association and recipient of the Merle Parke award, his impact on positive changes in the industry will be felt for years.
Bob was an active boater in Southern California most of his life which included racing Snowbirds, National One Designs and Ocean Racing Boats including his Cal 40 through 1972. Following sailboats, Bob switched to powerboats and began participating in Offshore Powerboat Racing and Predicted Log Racing.
Bob served recreational boating in many capacities: Boating Liaison to the Coast Guard, 11th District; in charge of Rescue and Patrol for Alpha Circle in the1984 Olympics; and as Rescue, Medic and Patrol for the America’s Cup Challenge Committee in 1992.
In 1979 Bob became a Yacht Broker and served as: State President of the California Marine Parks and Harbors Association; Chairman of the Southern California Boating Safety Advisory Group, President of the National Boating Federation, Staff Commodore of the Southern California and Pacific Coast Yachting Associations and Vice President of the Pacific Offshore Powerboat Racing and Marathon Boat Racing Associations. Bob was named one of California’s Leading Yachtsmen by American Boating Magazine, and Yachtsman of the Year by the Pacific Coast Yachting Association and the Association of Santa Monica Bay Yacht Clubs, also a longtime member of the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey.
Fair sails our friend…
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CYBA Members, please locate your name and company under the members directories or the affiliates directories and use the update forms to correct any inaccurate information. By submitting your changes and updates in this online manner, these directories will be more beneficial to all members and clients.
Under the "Resources Tab" you will find a Loan Calculator that is easy to get to and use for those clients wanting to know quickly what the monthly payments will be on a potential yacht purchase.
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