Understanding Marine Insurance Claims

Danielle Butler

Be prepared because during your client’s yacht ownership an incident, fire or accident will most inevitably happen.  Being your client’s confidant means that when this happens, you will get a panicked call from your client looking for immediate guidance, which, is usually never Monday through Friday during business hours.  As lawyers, we don’t necessarily like to think about it, but a part of our duty is to look at a situation and   recognize what the worst-case scenario may look like, as we have counseled many clients through disasters and emergencies through the decades and, ultimately, predict how to mitigate or rectify the situation.

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Don’t think you need to be a CPYB?

Don Finkle CPYB CAC

Not sure why you need to be a Certified Professional Yacht Broker?  Consider this for a moment.  Would you go to a physician who was not an MD or DO?  How about a Dentist who was not a DDS or DMD?  An accountant who was not a CPA? A nurse who was not an LPN or RN?  A lawyer who was not a JD?  A professor who was not a PhD?  You get the picture; these are all professions where a demonstrated level of competence is required in order to practice.  The CPYB designation is intended to show the public, others in the industry and your peers that you too are a professional in your chosen field and that you are committed to a continuing education program.

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Luxury Law Group Partners with Yacht Brokers Association of America

Luxury Law Group


Luxury Law Group, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) and sponsorship of their Certified Professional Yacht Broker program (CPYB).  Awarded only to the most qualified brokers, CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout the United States and Canada.

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CT Spring Boat Show

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and YachtWorld.  This year, 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to SailsUp4Cancer.

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Advertise on the YBAA Website and in the Monthly e-Newsletter!

Reach the leaders in the boating industry through these advertising options. YBAA members can advertise on the YBAA Website and in the monthly Yacht Broker e-News. The e-newsletter reaches over 2400 industry contacts in North America and the world.  Consider placing your company logo on the YBAA website for all members and visitors to see on each page. It's an investment that will create new opportunities in 2018 and beyond.

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YBAA University is back in 2018!

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Get ready for great networking, valuable education and stimulating conversation - YBAA's 2018 University events are coming this summer.

The popular one-day luncheon events offer the latest technical, legal, ethical and transactional expertise from leading authorities, all designed to strengthen your role as a yacht sales professional.

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Upcoming events are scheduled as follows. 

July 17 - Marriott Downtown Hotel - Providence, RI

July 19 - Doubletree Hotel - Annapolis, MD


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Upcoming Events

 March 2018 
  • Yacht Closer/YachtWorld Features Update

    3 CPYB Recertification Credits

    March 14, 2018

April 4, 2018

CPYB Only e-Seminar

John Adey, ABYC President, Moderator

3 CPYB Recertification Credits

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