YachtWorld is 2012 CPYB Keel Sponsor

by | May 14, 2012 | YachtWorld

YachtWorld is 2012 CPYB Keel Sponsor

Norfolk, VA – (May 14, 2012) – YachtWorld.com, a Boats Group (Boats Group) business with the Internet’s largest worldwide database of brokerage boats, has again demonstrated its continuing commitment to the broker community as the 2012 CPYB Keel Sponsor.

The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (CPYB) is a program of the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA). 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. 2012 will be the third year thatYachtWorld.com has supported this initiative.

The Certified Professional Yacht Broker (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 U.S. 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,” stated YBAA President, Stanton Murray, Murray Yacht Sales, New Orleans, LA and St. Petersburg, FL. “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.”

Ian Atkins, vice president and general manager of YachtWorld.com noted, “YachtWorld.com is pleased to partner with YBAA and CPYB again this year. 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.”

About YachtWorld

YachtWorld.com is the single most powerful and effective global marketing solution for the boating industry. With over 116,000 brokerage boats worldwide offered by over 2,400 yacht brokerage houses and 10,000 individual yacht brokers in 143 countries, YachtWorld.com receives nearly 2.5 million global visits by boating enthusiasts each month. YachtWorld.com provides a complete suite of online marketing services for its yacht broker members through BoatWizard and SoldBoats, their proprietary back-end tools. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, YachtWorld.com has European headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and customer service representation in France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Turkey and Estonia. YachtWorld.com is a division of Dominion Enterprises, based in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

About YBAA

The Yacht Brokers Association of America, headquartered in Annapolis, MD was founded in 1920 and exists to unite yacht brokers throughout North America in order to establish, promote and enforce high standards of professional and ethical conduct. All members sign and abide by a strict Code of Ethics & Business Practice, ensuring that all business transactions follow the basic principles of fairness, accuracy, and honesty. The association also offers a comprehensive yacht broker certification program, designed to raise the professional capabilities of yacht brokers, while addressing the needs of boat buyers and sellers who are demanding more service and support from the industry. For more information about YBAA and CPYB visit www.ybaa.com or www.cpyb.net, or call YBAA at 410-940-6345.

About Boats Group

Boats Group (Boats Group) is the Internet partner of choice for the recreational marine industry and operates the three market leading web portals – www.boats.com, www.yachtworld.com and www.boattrader.com. Boats Group is a division of Dominion Enterprises, a leading marketing services and publishing company, that provides businesses with a comprehensive suite of technology-based marketing solutions including Internet advertising, lead generation, CRM, website design and hosting and data management services. Boats Group has offices in North America (Norfolk, Virginia; Seattle, Washington; and Vancouver, British Columbia) as well as in Europe (United Kingdom and Italy). The company employs 150 people, has customers in 106 countries and advertises boats for sale in 193 countries. In 2010, over 38 million unique visitors spent time researching products on Boats Group web and mobile sites, apps and social media outlets. Boats Group’s global reach includes 23 localized web portals which are translated into 13 languages.