Locating a licensed professional is not difficult, however, first we should clarify that in the United States a broker’s license is technically only required and available in California and Florida. Therefore, you will not find licensed yacht brokers outside of these areas, at least not in the United States.

A good place to start when looking for a licensed or qualified broker is the IYBA, International Yacht Brokers Association. Not all of the members hold a license due to geographical location and local legislation. The ones that do are only found in the two states requiring yacht brokers to be licensed, Florida and California.

Just because a broker is not licensed doesn’t necessarily mean they are not qualified, as most places don’t require a license. Finding a qualified broker can be as simple as a phone call or a google search, however finding one that suits your specific needs might be a little more involved.