This year's slate of one-day Yacht Brokerage University events held annually in various cities will feature a review of the recent Florida court decision that found HMY Yacht Sales liable for $1.7 million in damages after a customer claimed the 66-foot yacht he bought in 2007 was not seaworthy. (Look for an in-depth report on the ruling in an upcoming issue of Soundings Trade Only.)
Each YBU event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The dates are:
- July 20: Doubletree Hotel, Annapolis, Md.
- July 22: Marriott Hotel, Providence, R.I.
- Sept. 8: Lakewood Yacht Club, Seabrook, Texas
- Sept. 15: Toronto.
YBU regional seminars also offer members updates on technology and Internet sales services, preparation for the CPYB Yacht Broker Certification exam, networking opportunities and participation in presentations and panel discussions.
YBU is a collaboration between the Yacht Brokers Association of America and YachtWorld.com. The series is free to brokers and dealers and intended to enhance professionalism within the industry through education.