Ensures the continued participation of the trade press in promoting IYBA benefits to the brokerage industry and the boat-buying public. Responsible for coordinating advertising programs with trade publications and assist in recommendations for updates, news features and content of the website.
Promotes member adherence to IYBA’s Code of Ethics. Assists members in settling disputes through the use of arbitration.
Serves as a liaison with Brokerage Show producer Show Management in keeping up to date on any issues affecting Yachts Miami Beach.
Liaise with the Charter Professionals Committee to develop methods to promote networking amongst the yacht management and charter brokers.
Reviews and recommends revisions and updates IYBA standardized contractual forms.
Reviews applicants for membership based on the established association criteria and policies. Suggests ideas for recruiting new members. Follow-up on inquiries. Develops member benefit services and programs, including group discount programs for member brokers, trade-only boat show.
Coordinates with the Marine Industries of South Florida in initiating lobbying efforts to that involve the yacht brokerage industry. Legislation: Ensures the continued participation of the regulatory body of the state in enforcing the Yacht and Ship Brokers Act as well as communication of information on relevant modifications to laws that affect yacht brokerage.
Develops education and training resources to assist member brokers in improving their skills and knowledge of industry and business issues. Coordinates and plans educational seminars such as IYBA’s Annual Yacht Sales and The Law Seminar, selection of sites and development of programs and speakers. Coordinates and plans social events such as the Annual Dinner Meeting and Golf Scramble.
Obtaining sponsors for seminars, events, Third Thursdays, etc.
Serves as a liaison with other professional associations in keeping up to date on any issues affecting the yacht brokerage industry worldwide. Will review opportunities for the association to develop or communicate programs related to the yacht brokerage industry.