FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida – The Florida Yacht Brokers Association (FYBA) announced that the 2nd Annual YES, scheduled for Tuesday, Apr. 5, will be even bigger and better than the first. In addition to relocating the event to the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort with its spacious conference facilities, the FYBA has added a new expo hall, where up to 25 exclusive vendors will be able to showcase their products and services to the attendees of the event.
“More than 180 yacht brokers, technical service providers and other yachting industry professionals attended last year’s Yacht Engineering Seminar, and we expect close to 250 this year,” said FYBA Executive Director Cindy Sailor. “FYBA members are among the most influential people in the yachting industry today – They are responsible for 80 percent of yacht sales in Florida, 50 percent in the nation and 20 percent around the world. The new YES Expo Hall will give vendors the opportunity to network with and educate these industry influencers about their products and services.”
The 2nd Annual YES is a full-day educational symposium designed to help brokers and technical personnel gain a greater understanding of the engineering aspects of the vessels they sell and service. YES encompasses a wide variety of individual sessions that range from presentations that drill down on technical subjects such as marine propulsion, noise suppression and coatings, to in-depth analysis of issues that impact the entire yachting industry, like international maritime standards and regulations.
“Last year’s symposium, which earned rave reviews from the attendees, had something for everyone from the most experienced surveyor to the yacht broker who is new to the industry,” Sailor said. “The FYBA’s Seminars & Events Committee has lined up another outstanding panel of experts and list of topics for this year’s event.”