ABYA HAS THREE GRADES OF PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP - TRAINEE, ACCREDITED AND FULL. OUR GRADES OF MEMBERSHIP REFLECT THE LEVEL OF EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE OUR YACHT BROKERS HAVE IN THE INDUSTRY.
Full ABYA Membership
Membership for Full Members is for senior brokers with many years’ experience – usually managers or business owners.
Accredited ABYA Membership
Membership for Accredited Members is for Brokers with a number of years’ experience but may be less than that of a Full Member. For example, you may often be working with another broker.
Trainee ABYA Membership
Membership for Trainees is free for a three-year period, and it is anticipated that in due course Trainees will apply for Accredited Membership. It is expected Trainee Members have completed the ABYA Yacht Brokerage Course and are developing their skills - usually working with another more senior broker.
Other Membership and Recognition
Fellowships are awarded at an AGM for services to the Association and are additional to the above grades.
Awarded at an AGM to retired members and non-members for services to the Association.
Partner members are professional organisations or individuals who offer services which are complementary to the membership of YBDSA, such as marine insurance, law, finance or in technical areas. Partners are listed on our website and are welcome at Association events at the discounted member rate.
If you wish to become a Partner Member, please contact us using the details below.
RE-ELECTION AND UPGRADING
Re-election is available to those who have been out of Membership for some time and wish to re-join.
Members are encouraged to upgrade to Full Member after a suitable experience as an Accredited Member. Experienced brokers/agents may apply for membership as a Full Member.