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.

JOINT CA TRAINING DAY - YDSA & RYA - 20th September, Southampton Football Ground.

YBDSA TRAINING DAY, MEMBERS' DINNER AND AGMS - 7/8 December, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

PROFESSIONAL YACHT BROKERAGE COURSE (held three times a year) - next is 23/24 October. 2018 dates available soon!

REPORT WRITING TRAINING DAY - 1 November, Manchester.

NORTHERN FORUM - 2 November, Ellesmere Port Boat Museum.

SOUTH WEST FORUM - 8 November - details tba.

YDSA ANNUAL LONDON CONFERENCE 2018- 8th March onboard RS Hispaniola, Victoria Embankment, River Thames.