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YBDSA Newsletter February 2020

We've got a busy newsletter for you this month. Read my full intro for more details about: the YDSA Upgrading Exams and the London Conference (12 March), the ABYA Senior Brokers Conference (16 March) and the imminent Pendennis & Cockwells visit (

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ABYA Yacht Brokerage Course

Places still available on the February course! Take your career to the next level in 2020 Book your place on the UK's leading Yacht Brokerage Course today and step-up from salesman to Professional Yacht Broker. 10th & 11th Febr

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YBDSA Newsletter December 2019

Merry Christmas! It was good to see a healthy turn-out of Members at the recent AGMs, Members’ Dinner and Training Day at the RNLI in Poole. Thank you all for your input to the various events. All I want for Christmas is... for Members to read

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YBDSA Newsletter September 2019

I hope you have all had a successful summer – we had the wettest and the hottest summer on record! How bizarre is that. Boat sales are reportedly fickle, thought in some degree to be due to the ‘Brexit effect’. The uncertainty of Brexit is causing co

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YBDSA Newsletter June 2019

It’s been a hectic couple of months – here at HQ we continue to be very busy, although the Easter rush for coding is over. However, we still have people ringing the day after their surveyor has been to ask when they will get their certificate as they

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YBDSA Newsletter April 2019

We have made it as far as Easter and I know the brokers have all been running around trying to sell boats and the surveyors to get them surveyed. Click on my photo for the full intro. Other topics covered in the Newsletter this month include: the ABY

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YBDSA Newsletter February 2019

A number of Members were having difficulty finding the Diary Dates in the newsletter, so we've moved them to the top of the newsletter to make them easier to spot. Click on my photo for the full intro, topics covered this month include the YDSA

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YBDSA Newsletter December 2018

As the year draws to a close we can look back on another busy time. The chaos that is Brexit is giving us all some cause for concern, but at present there is little we can do until more certainty appears. Click or tap on the photo for my full ro

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YBDSA Newsletter October 2018

Brexit is still casting a long shadow of uncertainty over the industry with government bodies still unsure about the possible regulatory ramifications. Tonnage measurements are up, however, as owners shore-up their paperwork. Click or tap on the

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YBDSA Newsletter August 2018

Bad weather at the start of the year and a long, hot summer have delayed the boat-buying season with reports of quality listings being snapped up very quickly. Click or tap on the photo to read the full intro where we'll also be talking about MCA upd

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