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Announcing Yacht Brokerage Universities

by Sail-World Staff on 13 Jul 2011
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YachtWorld.com, the world’s largest Internet yacht brokerage portal and a division of Dominion Enterprises, is partnering with the Yacht Broker Association of America to co-present two more Yacht Brokerage Universities (YBU): Mississauga, Ontario on August 4 and Seabrook, TX on August 11. Canadian Yachting and Boating Ontario are also providing industry support for the Yacht Brokerage University in Ontario. ?

'We are pleased to be partnering with YBAA again for two more sessions this year', said Ian Atkins, vice president and general manager, YachtWorld.com. ?Our curriculum underwent substantial change and the feedback from brokers has been very positive. It’s exciting to introduce new educational opportunities to the industry to favorably impact brokers' businesses.'

Based on a survey of brokers who attended the Providence, RI and Annapolis, MD YBUs, 51% rated the overall event as excellent. One broker commented, 'I have been attending these events since you first started putting them on, and this was the best run and organized event yet. I came away feeling that it was a day well spent.'

'Attendees enjoyed the fresh content and program that is guaranteed to provide valuable information and knowledge, as well as interactive dialog with industry experts and industry peers,' announced Vincent Petrella, executive director, YBAA. This is a must-attend event for all yacht sales professionals who want to learn how to grow their business by increasing their value to their clients.

On August 4th, the Yacht Brokerage University will be held at The Waterside Inn in Mississauga, Ontario.

On August 11th, the Yacht Brokerage University will be held at the Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, TX.

The one-day events will feature hosted panel discussions led by industry experts and will include presentations on:

* Social Media Presentation – Facebook: The Opportunity
* Boat Wizard 2.0 Presentation
* Best Practices Panel – Brokers Who are Putting Today’s Best Practices Into Action
* Industry Experts Panel – Insight from leading authorities representing multiple facets of the marine industry

There is no cost for brokers wishing to attend, but space is limited and pre-registration is required. Current YachtWorld.com members may sign up via BoatWizard or https://www.tcssoftware.com/cgi-bin/WebSuite/tcsAssnWebSuite.pl?Action=DisplayInputForm&FormID=48&AssnID=YBAA&DBCode=180353!click_here_to_register.

About YachtWorld.com
YachtWorld.com is the single most powerful and effective global marketing solution for the boating industry. With over 116,000 brokerage boats worldwide offered by over 2,400 yacht brokerage houses and 10,000 individual yacht brokers in 143 countries, YachtWorld.com receives nearly 2.5 million global visits by boating enthusiasts each month. YachtWorld.com provides a complete suite of online marketing services for its yacht broker members through BoatWizard and SoldBoats, their proprietary back-end tools. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, YachtWorld.com has European headquarters in the United Kingdom, with sales and customer service representation in France, Germany, Italy, Holland, Turkey and Estonia. YachtWorld.com is a division of Dominion Enterprises, based in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.
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