Membership Requirements

THE MISSION OF CYBA (Charter Yacht Brokers Association, International, Inc.) IS TO PROMOTE AND MAINTAIN A HIGH DEGREE OF PROFESSIONALISM WITHIN THE YACHT CHARTER INDUSTRY. WE ARE COMMITTED TO A STRICT CODE OF ETHICS; FURTHERING FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY, SPONSORING EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS THAT INCREASE INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS, AND ACTING AS LIASON BETWEEN THE MEMBERS AND INDUSTRY RELATED GROUPS.

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA (there are three categories of membership)

In addition to the below specific Criteria, all CYBA Active and Associate Members must:

  • Agree to abide by CYBA’s Code of Ethics and uphold the By-Laws
  • Be truthful in all advertising and product descriptions.
  • Conduct all business in a fiscally responsible manner.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of yachts and crews.
  • Use appropriate contracts and be able to explain the ramifications of each.

1.) ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP: allows full voting rights and use of the CYBA logo in advertising.
To apply you must have:

  • A minimum two years in business as a Crewed Yacht Charter Broker.
  • Attendance at two or more recognized charter broker shows for the last two calendar years. Currently accepted shows are Tortola, St. Thomas, Antigua, Poros, Marmaris, Genoa, and Newport RI. Other shows may be considered depending on types of charters booked and booking locations.
  • Confirmation of escrow and business bank accounts.
  • Copy of up to date business license, if required in your State/Country
  • Yacht charter website and professionally manned business phone lines.
  • Sponsorship letters from at least two active CYBA members
  • Endorsements from a minimum of three Clearing House and/or Management Firms with whom you’ve booked charters
  • Payment of Annual Dues of $125 plus a one time $35 non-refundable application fee (note: your $125 membership fee is not due until approved, only $35 application fee plus PayPal fee if applicable is needed upon application)

2.) ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: (for “entry level” charter brokers) provides inter- membership communication via newsletter and boat show meetings, along with mentoring by established CYBA Member.

  • Have attended at least 2 recognized charter broker shows in the last calendar year
  • Confirm proper escrow and business bank accounts used
  • Present copy of business license, if required in your state/country
  • Provide website address, and answer phone professionally
  • Willing to participate in the Mentor Program
  • Payment of Annual Dues of $125 plus a one time $35 non-refundable application fee (note: your $125 membership fee is not due until approved, only $35 application fee plus PayPal fee if applicable is needed upon application)

3.) AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP: (for non-charter brokers)

  • Present proof of employment in a field related to the yacht charter industry, such as publication, management firms, marine insurance etc.
  • Payment of Annual Dues of $125 plus a one time $35 non-refundable application fee (note: your $125 membership fee is not due until approved, only $35 application fee plus PayPal fee if applicable is needed upon application)

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