Captain. R James Fachtmann of Florida Yacht Group, earns YBAA, Yacht Brokers Association of American’s coveted CPYB – Certified Professional Yacht Broker Program designation. Achieving the most prestigious accreditation a yacht sales professional can earn, Capt. James Fachtmann stands amongst a very short list of CPYB’s in the country. CPYB certification is the boating industry’s brand of excellence for yacht sales professionals throughout North America.
Applicants must meet a stringent set of criteria to first apply for the program; afterwards, they are required to successfully pass a written, three-hour exam in order to officially earn CPYB credentials. The CPYB program was created, and is endorsed by, the seven major yacht sales professional associations in North America: Yacht Brokers Association of America; Florida Yacht Brokers Association; Northwest Yacht Brokers Association; California Yacht Brokers Association; Boating Ontario Dealer; British Columbia Yacht Brokers Association; and, Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association.
The CPYB designation is the most prestigious accreditation a yacht sales professional can earn within the recreational marine industry and is valid for three years from the anniversary of the exam date. “I am thrilled to have earned the CPYB designation– becoming one of the few in the industry to have been recognized by the YBAA and to be the 1st FYG broker to be accredited!” says Captain James Fachtmann – Top Producing Broker 2013 & 2014 for Florida Yacht Group, “Earning the CPYB designation is another mark of prestige that will help set me apart from the crowd in the marketplace. Most importantly, becoming a CPYB will better help serve my clients (and fellow brokers) by achieving their yachting goals and dreams with excellence.”