Welcome to the
Yacht Broker Institute
As the existing brokerage force steers towards retirement, there will be gaps to fill and apprenticeships to be awarded. Armed with the knowledge learned from the YBI course, prospective new brokers will be able to hit the ground running and know that they are operating within the boundaries of knowledge and ethics.
The courses are so comprehensive, including sales negotiation, product knowledge, legal issues and so much more, some Yacht companies have made YBI a mandatory course for brokers joining their teams. YBI’s impeccable customer service, detailed communication and industry knowledge has expanded to include students around the globe. The course is designed to give everyone, regardless of their locale, the foundation for them to be able to get started and grow in the yacht brokerage field, having students from as far away as Singapore, France and Costa Rica who have taken the course and received their Certificate of Achievement in the “Fundamentals and Essentials of Yacht Brokerage”.
YBI also provides a referral system of yacht brokerage companies who are always on the lookout for ethical and properly trained professionals. While not guaranteeing a job after completion, an amazing 75% of students who have successfully completed the course have jobs at a yacht brokerage company! YBI has companies that ask us for referrals of new students who have completed the course.
One of the best features about the courses is that YBI is very hands on and available via e-mail or telephone after the first contact.
So for one of the best ways to enter the thrilling career as a Yacht Broker or Yacht Administrative Assistant, sign up and get started today!
Hear what Brokerage Firm Principals have to say.
Carmine Galati CPYB
The Yacht Brokers Institute is a very informative and helpful step to a successful career in yacht sales. We at our company see this as a hiring prerequisite.
Curtis Stokes CPYB
Everyone has been very complimentary about the course. It is really helping me ramp up new salespeople starting with us. It gives them a basic understanding to start with and more confidence starting out.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and value the technical information I have learned. The F&E of Yacht Brokerage is a course that out of the classroom covers a lot of ground and makes clear situations that could be pretty tricky. I was able to close my first brokerage deal in the first three months.
One of the largest obstacles to getting a job at an established yacht brokerage is the knowledge base needed to be able to hit the ground running so that you understand the process, legal responsibilities and pitfalls without being a liability to the company.
The course was awesome! I really learned a ton of new information. I went into the program thinking this will be a breeze (being a 30 year boater)- boy was i wrong! The course and tests really prep you for things that will come up during sales negotiations and client interactions – I highly recommend this course to anyone thinking about a role as a yacht broker!
We have all heard that if you want to be happy in your work, do something you love. For the first 28 years of my adult life, I wasn’t doing this. With the help of the YBI, I now feel that I have a good solid base to start enjoying an exciting career in the yacht brokerage industry. Thank you Rae and your team for putting together this comprehensive course.
I recommend the F&E course. The course material has a seamless way of communicating the information clearly for beginners while also diving into detail that only Brokerage Professionals would know. The course holds high credibility within the field and an asset to anyone seeking employment within the Yacht Brokerage Field.