A new Yacht Brokers Association of America service is designed to connect brokers with technical expertise and support from participating boatbuilders and OEMs through the new YBAA website.
The program is set to launch in August, according to the YBAA.
The goal of the MFR/OEM Partners program is to develop a closer working relationship with technical experts at key manufacturers, allowing yacht sales professionals to be better informed about manufacturers’ products and services and better able to advise clients about technical and manufacturing issues.
YBAA members will access participating manufacturers via the MFR/OEM Partners link on the new YBAA “Members” website.
A new YBAA “Boaters” website will also list the MFR/OEM Partners, with links to their sites.
In preparation for the launch of the program and websites, YBAA extended invitations to select manufacturers to join the MFR/OEM Partners initiative. The following companies signed on:
-Beneteau America Power
-Beneteau America
-Grand Banks
-Hunter Marine
-Island Packet
-MJM Yachts
The Yacht Brokers Association of America recently announced the election of new officers and board members for the coming year.

Stanton Murray

Stanton Murray, CPYB, president of Murray Yacht Sales, was elected YBAA president, leading the association’s board of directors. The board includes 13 YBAA member brokers from the United States and Canada.
The other newly elected YBAA officers and board members include:
• Vice president: Linda Warren, CPYB, East Coast Yacht Sales
• Treasurer: Jay LeBow, CPYB, Annapolis Sailyard
• Past president: Rod Rowan, CPYB, Crusader Yacht Sales
• Board member: David Walters, David Walters Yachts
• Board member: Hal Slater, CPYB, Brewer Yacht Sales
• Board member: Donald Finkle, CPYB, RCR Yachts
The Yacht Brokers Association of America was founded in 1920 and unites brokers throughout North America in order to establish, promote and enforce high standards for professional and ethical conduct.