AYB is an association for Professional Yacht Brokers world-wide.

AYB Yacht Brokers agree to the  AYB Code of Practice and are issued with a certificate to reassure clients and buyers.

AYB Brokers have a profile page and are listed in the AYB Directory

On The private page for AYB Brokers are downloads such as:-

Code of practice,  AYB broker logos, AYB brokerage agreement

 The Royal Yachting Association (RYA)

recommend only using a Brokerage that is a member of a representative organisation.

Through the AYB Reach out program,you can join at one of Three levels

AYB BROKER open to Professional Yacht Brokers

AYB TRADER open to other suppliers of Marine goods and services

AYB MEMBER open to a private boat owner selling just one boat


AYB is dedicated to original research and implementation of the latest techniques in Yacht Brokerage.

Cloud based office IT for Yacht brokers was implemented and reccomended by AYB in 2006 using WebOffice, then owned by Cisco. (Microsoft didn’t start with cloud services until 2010) AYB subsequently investigated and now advocate full use of Google services to provide an integrated cloud based system. The Reason for going cloud? Machine independence. you can lose all your computers etc in a fire overnight and carry on running your business in the morning using new, borrowed or hired pc’s

AYB was instrumental in researching and initiating Yacht Broker Certification in the UK following the lead of CPYB in the USA and was swiftly copied by a joint effort of two other UK Yacht Broker organisations.

Currently The Houseboat Centre is continuing research into economic application of Solar Power in Houseboats and AYB has developed over the  last two years the “Yachts for Sale” integrated network of around 40 Facebook groups administered by AYB designed as a quick and easy way for Yacht Brokers, Dealers and other Yacht industry service providers to tap into the globe-leading selling power of Facebook.

Social Media marketing can seem a confusing nightmare, particularly for those whose early campaigns consisted of adverts in Yachting magazines.

AYB have established a sophisticated integrated network of “Yachts for Sale ” groups within Facebook, harnessing the synergy between the integrated network and the Facebook algorithm.

For it to work optimally, members are required to comply with precise rules to ensure their posts gain maximum momentum and contribute to the smooth running of the whole operation.

In return for a professional approach to posting, AYB promise sellers

“You can be sure your posts will appear to those of the 2 Billion plus Facebook users who want Your type of boat in  Your location.