News and events

Details of courses and training events are on the ABYA and YDSA sites, as appropriate including booking forms.


ABYA & YDSA brochures - copies available for members to put out in your office, let us know! We can also provide display stands.



A professional is generally agreed to be someone who has:

  • practical experience

  • theoretical training (such as a degree or other qualification)

  • membership of a professional association

Clients understand that their broker, surveyor or designer has the support of a professional association. check your professional is a member on our website listings. If they are not a member of a professional association they may not have PI insurance (to protect you as well as them), or for Brokers they may not have a Client Account to keep client monies separate from their own trading accounts.




ABYA and YDSA both hold annual events. See the individual websites for more details and booking forms.

YDSA ANNUAL LONDON CONFERENCE - 14th March at Inmarsat. See YDSA website (Courses) for details and booking form.

ADVANCED BROKERAGE TRAINING DAY - 21st June at the Royal Southern YC, Hamble.


Practical Yacht Brokerage courses (held three times a year) - next is 27/28 February (FULL); 19/20 June; 23/24 October.