YBAA elects board of directors

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Certified professional yacht broker J.P. Skov, owner of Northstar Yacht Sales, was recently re-elected to a second term as president of the Yacht Brokers Association of America’s board of directors.

The board includes eleven YBAA member yacht sales professionals from throughout the United States and Canada.

“I’ve been an active member of YBAA from the time I made the decision to become a full-time yacht broker many moons ago,” said Skov in a statement. “I’ve always realized the value of being associated with a professional organization within the industry. YBAA’s accepted business practices, code of ethics and certified professional yacht broker certification provide a benchmark that our clients can look for as a reassurance that they are dealing with an industry professional. I look forward to leading YBAA in the coming year as we work to benefit our members and the industry.”

Skov has been in the marine industry since 1988. He initially worked as a charter captain in the U.S. Virgin Islands. He also worked on the commercial side running a ship handling tug for Hess Oil in St. Croix.

Skov migrated to yacht sales in 1995 and formed Northstar Yacht SalesLLC in 2010 as a new boat dealership and brokerage dealer.

He has served on multiple committees over the past 20 years and has been an active member of the YBAA board since 2011.

The other newly re-elected YBAA officers and board members include board vice president Mike Titgemeyer, of Crusader Yacht Sales in Annapolis, Md.; board treasurer Chris DiMillo of DiMillo’s Yacht Sales in Portland, Maine; past president Hal Slater of Brewer Yacht Sales in Westbrook, Conn.; board member Don Finkle of RCR Yachts in Youngstown, N.Y.; and board member Michael James of Murray Yacht Sales in New Orleans, La.

All are certified professional yacht brokers.

Click here to see all YBAA board members and staff.

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