The national Certified Professional Yacht Broker program said it appointed American Boat and Yacht Council president John Adey to its Certification Advisory Council.
“The decision to invite [Adey] to join the group was made unanimously, following his recent participation in our annual strategic planning meeting in Annapolis, where we benefited from his considerable industry expertise and knowledge,” Certified Professional Yacht Broker program manager Colleen McDonough said in a statement. “John’s proven business leadership with ABYC will definitely serve the CPYB program well.”
“Having an outside perspective from someone who is deeply involved in industry certification and education will provide valuable input and guidance to the CAC, which will help to further strengthen and grow the CPYB program,” YBAA executive director Vin Petrella said.
Certified Professional Yacht Brokers are recognized as having achieved the highest level of industry accreditation, available only to fully qualified yacht sales professionals.
Since 2000, the CPYB program has been administered by the Yacht Brokers Association of America in partnership with International Yacht Brokers Association, Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, California Yacht Brokers Association, Boating Ontario Dealers, British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association and Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association.
The program is guided by the Certification Advisory Council, represented by members of each of the seven sponsoring associations. Adey is the first non-broker to be invited to serve.