Yachtworld.com signs on as certified broker sponsor


YachtWorld.com announced it will serve as the 2012 Certified Professional Yacht Broker Keel Sponsor.

The CPYB is a program of the Yacht Brokers Association of America. The annual CPYB Keel Sponsorship provides major financial support to the CPYB certification program and its commitment to maintaining industry standards, professional development and industry recognition of qualified yacht sales professionals.

This will be the third year that YachtWorld.com, a Dominion Marine Media business with the Internet’s largest worldwide database of brokerage boats, has supported this initiative.

The CPYB designation is awarded to qualified and experienced brokers upon successful completion of a rigorous written exam. Since 2002, the CPYB exam has provided a new benchmark for the professional performance of yacht brokers throughout the United States and Canada.

“YBAA and CPYB are extremely grateful to YachtWorld.com for its support of the CPYB program, both through their recognition of CPYB brokers on the YachtWorld.com website and its valuable financial support as the 2012 Keel Sponsor,” YBAA president Stanton Murray, of Murray Yacht Sales in New Orleans and St. Petersburg, Fla., said in a statement. “YachtWorld.com’s commitment to recognizing the value of qualified yacht sales professionals is tremendously important to YBAA and its members throughout North America, as well as to the over 500 certified professional yacht brokers and their many satisfied customers.”

“YachtWorld.com is pleased to partner with YBAA and CPYB again this year,” YachtWorld.com vice president and general manager Ian Atkins said in a statement. “We fully support the mission of the CPYB program and are looking forward to participating in educational events, webinars and other programs where our team's experience can help CPYB members increase sales and enhance business practices.”