Increase in business – Due to increased public confidence in using an ABYA Member.
Credibility – Qualified trained Members have credibility within the industry and are encouraged to make full use of a well-established and recognised logo.
New Members – Receive a Membership certificate, ID Card and welcome pack.
Network opportunities – We provide environments for networking with fellow industry professionals. A perfect time sharing of advice, information, and opinions.
Training – Access to ABYA Academy, professional seminars, workshops, conferences, Annual AGM, virtual & hybrid meetings, relating to relevant industry issues with guest speakers, specialist visits and field visits.
Help and Legal Advice – We offer all our Members help and legal advice if needed through a knowledgeable secretariat and Committee.
ABYA contracts – Standard Sale & Purchase Contracts, Listing Agreements - drafted in association with Marine lawyers.
Code of Practice – Clients and Members have access to our Company Standards.
Access to up-to-date information – Through our bi-monthly newsletter and regular mailings.
CPD points system – A Continual Professional Development programme to give credibility to Members' professional standing.
ABYA advertising – Via our Social media platforms – LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.
Dedicated website – With Members' Boats for Sale when advertised through TYM, Members’ details and information - available to the boat buying public.
ABYA Large Yacht Group – ABYA Members can apply to join the ABYA Large Yacht group, who focus on vessels over 24m.
YDSA – Access to our sister association, YDSA, for small commercial vessel coding requirements and yacht surveying matters.
Contact and connection with other Marine organization.
Access to SmartSearch - Making it easy to streamline your anti-money laundering (AML) background checks on: Individuals (KYC) and Businesses (KYB) in both the UK and internationally
DiscountedMembers Rates - Access to a variety of platforms including, Smart Search and other Marine Companies.
Dedicated knowledgeable Membership coordinator – Providing helpful information to Members and clients.
Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
Members of ABYA are required to maintain their professional knowledge. ABYA has a scheme of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) whereby members collect a certain number of points every three years. Points can be earned from attending training and development activities organised by ABYA Academy or other bodies, as long as they are relevant to the development of the broker or dealer in his professional life.
CPD helps members keep up to date with both legal and technical aspects of boat sales, ensuring their credibility both to the client and within the legal system. ABYA also has a mentoring programme for those coming new to brokerage who would welcome someone as a contact to help with any queries. Mentors are drawn from the senior membership of the Association.
ABYA organises a Senior Broker Training Day annually with speakers on topical issues.