Our professional, qualified and experienced members will guide you through boat buying, selling, repairing, re-fitting, coding for charter, expert reports - both under and over 24m yachts.

Click on the logos below to visit the YDSA and ABYA websites.

The Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association

PROFESSIONAL SURVEYORS providing a first class service in Boat and Yacht Surveys for:

  • All types of vessel - large and small; sail or motor; under and over 24m
  • Pre-purchase
  • Insurance
  • Damage
  • Re-fit
  • Tonnage measurement
  • MCA Coding (up to 24m)
  • Valuation
  • Expert Witness


  • New build
  • Re-fit
  • Damage
  • Stability
  • Expert reports for insurance and courts
The Association of Brokers & Yacht Agents

PROFESSIONAL YACHT BROKERS & AGENTS offering the complete brokerage service.

Whether you are buying new or second-hand our members can help with:

  • All types of vessel - large and small; sail or motor; old or new; under and over 24m
  • All Legal Title documents
  • RCD
  • VAT
  • All your sales "conveyancing"
  • Consultancy to buyers on documentation
  • Tonnage measurement
  • Customs Warehouse authorised operator

Contact us for details of becoming a broker including our popular Professional Yacht Brokerage course and details of the joint BM/ABYA industry Boat Sales Qualification.


YBDSA is the holdings company and provides the secretariat for:

Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA) abya.co.uk

Yacht Designers and Surveyors Association (YDSA) ydsa.co.uk

including the YDSA Certifying Authority which is authorised by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA)

YBDSA has Associate Members - professionals from the marine industry who work with our members, including solicitors, insurers, finance houses. See the listing under Associates above.

ABYA and YDSA are independent associations. Members are independent individuals who have been elected as members of their professional association by their peers. ABYA and YDSA members have to satisfy their committee they are competent through submission of evidence they hold PI insurance; evidence of their work (which is assessed); two professional references and evidence that brokers have a dedicated client account.

Latest News

Video by former President, Christian Moore explaining about the various associations. (Thanks to Boatshop 24) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4NX_iTeNL8

Video of the CEO, Jane Gentry, at SIBS, about the Centenary Celebrations. (Thanks again to Boatshop 24) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ylnuH4aVk3s

Video by former President Christian Moore talking about his work as a yacht broker. (Thanks to Boatshop 24). http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teH1im-0MVA