About ABYA


The Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) is an association that represents professional yacht brokers, dealers and also new boat salespeople.  ABYA members must have demonstrated knowledge and application of the necessary legal, financial and tax documentation required to pass on a good legal title when buying a vessel to become a member.  

ABYA provides ongoing training and monitors the continual professional development of its members to ensure that they are up to date on key areas such as marketing, KYC and anti-money laundering, the Recreational Craft Directive, Sale of Goods Acts, contract law, health and safety and the VAT Status of vessels.  

Your ABYA Broker will provide a turnkey solution to help you sell your boat or help you find your ideal boat that matches your requirements as close as possible to your requirements.

ABYA has almost 200 members in the UK and abroad and they variously specialise in new and second-hand boats from day boats to large yachts and also commercial craft such as workboats and RIBs.

Many have attended ABYA Academy courses and members keep their knowledge up to date by undertaking Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

If you are thinking of buying or selling a boat, be sure to get professional advice from an ABYA member:

  • Client Account - For the security of both buyers and sellers, ABYA members set up a special secure account with their bank that holds client monies on behalf of parties that do not form part of the broker's own accounts
  • ABYA provides standard documents for the sale/purchase and listing of boats
  • ABYA members hold Professional Indemnity and Public Liability Insurance
  • ABYA members work for the ABYA Code of Practice
  • ABYA members can advise on British Registration
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