The International Yacht Brokers Association was created in 1987 to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business for the purpose of promoting professionalism and cooperation among its members; and to promote and maintain a high standard of conduct in the transacting of the yacht brokerage business.
Each member is required to abide by a code of ethics to protect the public against fraud, misrepresentation, or unethical practices in the yacht brokerage profession. Each member is to endeavor to eliminate any practices, which could be damaging to the public or the dignity and integrity of the yacht brokerage profession. The organization is comprised of over 1450 individual members representing over 400 businesses.
The Yacht & Brokerage Show, held yearly in Miami, is owned jointly by the International Yacht Brokers Association and Yachting Promotions Inc. The show represents a significant cornerstone of achievement to the Association and the yacht brokerage community.
The IYBA provides educational seminars and services to its members to strengthen the ability of our industry to remain abreast of legal, technical, and environmental issues that affect the marine community throughout the state.
As an advocate of one of the Sunshine State's largest industry (the marine industry), the IYBA serves as a united voice for yacht brokers in the legislative and regulatory processes. By actively engaging with state and local legislators, the IYBA's lobbying efforts have protected and nurtured the health of the yachting community since its inception.
Along with professional oversight, IYBA joined the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) in funding and establishing the Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) program. For a complete list of our Code of Ethics we invite you to go to our By-Laws, Article XV.
The IYBA provides many opportunities to network through our social and professional events and seminars. Our publication, COMPASS, is an informative magazine updating our members 8 times a year with articles on legislation and maritime law, Member News, and Bulletin Board.
The member listing service (MLS) is a database established by our industry’s leading professional yacht broker associations to collect, control & provide data about vessels for sale and is exclusively for yacht sales professional use. The MLS allows yacht brokers to see one another’s listings with the goal of connecting buyers to sellers through a yacht sales professional (YSP).