Mike Titgemeyer, CPYB, Owner of Crusader Yacht Sales, Annapolis, MD was recently re-elected as the Yacht Brokers Association of America (YBAA) Board President, leading the association’s board of directors. The board includes eleven elected and one Honorary YBAA member yacht sales professionals from throughout the U.S.
Titgemeyer has been in the marine industry since 1985. He has worked for several marine businesses and manufacturers. He started his career as a rigger in Grand River Ohio, worked for various local sailmakers in Ohio, before joining Tartan Yachts in 1996. He served as National Sales Manager for Tartan, until moving into the retail / dealer side of the business in 2001, when he and his family moved to Annapolis Md. to assist in opening Tartan C&C Yachts of Annapolis. In 2009, Titgemeyer became managing broker at Crusader Yacht Sales and bought the company in 2010 from CYS founder Nancy Cann, also an active YBAA member and YBAA past president.
Titgemeyer has been active in the YBAA community and committees since 2001 and joined the YBAA Board of Directors in 2011.
“Serving the interests of the Yacht Sales Professional and the Yacht Brokerage community has always been inspiring to me. The work that YBAA does is critical to the sustainability of our industry and provides much needed support for our members," Titgemeyer said. "I’m looking forward to a great year of inspired work by our board, committees and task groups to provided smart and innovative solutions to our industry’s challenges."
The other newly re-elected YBAA officers and board members include:
Vice President – Hal Slater, CPYB – Brewer Yacht Sales, Westbrook, Conn.
Treasurer – Jonathan Chapman, CPYB – Northrop and Johnson, Newport, R.I.
Immediate Past President – JP Skov, CPYB – Northstar Yacht Sales, Portsmouth, R.I.
Board Member – Denise Hanna, CPYB – Annapolis Yacht Sales, Annapolis, Md.
Board Member – Ken Comerford – North Point Yacht Sales, Annapolis, Md.
Board Member – Mike Lecholop, CPYB – St. Barts Yacht Sales, Charleston, S.C.
Board Appointed Honorary Director – Vince Morvillo, CPYB – Murray Yacht Sales, Kemah, Texas