About ABYA

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

ABYA provides on-going training and monitors the continual professional development to its members to ensure that they are up to date on key areas such as marketing, 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 either sell your boat or help you to find your ideal  boat that matches as close as possible 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 the ABYA Professional Yacht Brokerage intensive 2 day course and members keep their knowledge up to date by undertaking Continuous Professional Development (CPD).

So 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 buyer and seller, ABYA members set up a special secure account with their bank that holds client monies on behalf of the parties which does 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 to the ABYA Code of Practice
  • ABYA members can advise on British Registration
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