ABYA courses and events

ABYA launched its training pathway - the ABYA Academy - in 2019. Various training opportunities are rolled out for members to support their own career progression using online modules, practical events and interactive events online. Members are also able to submit other training activities for consideration towards their pathway, leading ultimately to ABYA professional certification for members. All events count towards the members' Continuous Professional Development points. 

If you have any questions regarding any of our upcoming events please email events@ybdsa.co.uk

12 Jun 2024
Mayflower Park, Southampton

We're delighted to invite you to join us on the 12th June at Seawork 2024 for drinks, and a chance to network and mingle with fellow ABYA, YDSA Members and chat with the team from the Glassworks. Join us by booking via the link below.

27 Jun 2024
Eastleigh Football Club

The return of the ABYA Summer Conference on the 27th of June 2024 has an impressive roster of specialised professionals from the marine industry.

Taking place in-person at Eastleigh Football Club, all marine professionals are welcome to attend and benefit from a day of insightful talks from leading minds in the marine industry.

It is essential to keep up to date with the changing regulatory environment that we are all working within. This conference will give you insight into changes direct from the source. Don’t miss this comprehensive day of knowledge and expertise.

More information coming soon

04 - 05 Nov 2024
Solent Hotel & Spa, Fareham

This two-day Practical Yacht Brokers course is aimed at Yacht Brokers who have a degree of industry experience at listing and selling boats.

In-depth discussions will take place on the subjects of marine Law, Anti-Money Laundering and KYC, Insurance, VAT and RCD; making sure attendees can demonstrate the knowledge and application of the necessary legal, financial and tax documentation required to pass on a good legal title when brokering a vessel.  

Other topics include:

  • Selling techniques
  • Conflict management
  • How to use social media and digital marketing to maximise sales
  • Details on selling new, used and part exchange vessels and the different financing options available to clients
  • Tricky negotiations towards the end of a sale
  • Sea trials and the IPV Code
  • The role the Marine Surveyor plays in the brokering process, including MCA coding and the selling of commercial vessels.

There will be a Q&A session with an experienced broker. This industry expert will be available to share their decades of experience and answer any burning questions. 

The course includes an evening meal.


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