Panelists Announced For YBA Yacht Broker University


The Yacht Broker’s Association of America and yachtworld.com have announced the lineup of panelists for the upcoming Yacht Brokerage University, to be held on August 4 at the Waterside Inn, Port Credit, Ontario. 

Vincent Petrella, Executive Director of the Yacht Brokers Association, will moderate an Industry Experts workshop panel with Andrew Robertson, President, Skippers’ Plan Boat Insurance; George Gallup, President, Society of Accredited Marine Surveyors; Andrew Drumm, Sales Manager, Tartan/C&C Yachts; and Craig Ritchie, Director of Editorial for Formula Media Group, publisher of Boating Business and Boatguide magazines.

Navy Point Marine Inc. President Steve McPherson will then moderate an Industry Best Practices forum, with panelists Mike Burns, President, North South Nautical Group Inc.; Kevin Marinelli, Sales Consultant, Skyline Marine; Jack Pady, President, Jack Pady Marine Inc.; and Allan Mestel, Vice-President/Dealer Principal, True North Yachts.

The program will also be available in Seabrook, Texas on August 11, with different panelists.

The Port Credit event begins at 8:00 am sharp and runs until 4:00 pm. A continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are included. Registration is free – click here to go to the registration page. A credit card is required to register – the program is presented an no charge but a $99 fee will be assessed against no-shows. Participation earns registrants eight CPYB recertification credits

The Yacht Brokerage University is presented with the assistance of the Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association and Boating Ontario Dealer. The Toronto event is sponsored by Canadian Yachting magazine.