Brokers Association


The Boats Afloat Show Committee meets once a month to help plan and oversee the production of the bi-annual Boats Afloat Show in April and September. The committee makes recommendations regarding dates, exhibitor rates, promotions, advertising and budgets to the Board of Directors. 
Committee Chair: Ray Prokorym  |  Worth Avenue Yachts  |  |  (206) 209-1920


The Ethics Committee is responsible for upholding and maintaining ethical business practices amongst NYBA members. The committee hears disputes between members, complaints against brokers from the boat buying public, and recommends solutions when possible. The committee is there to assist in setting up binding arbitration procedures when appropriate. The Chair reports to the Board of Directors.  
Committee Co-Chairs: 
Paul Groesbeck  |  Irwin Yacht Sales  |  |  (206) 632-2900
Art Kaplan  |  La Conner Yacht Sales  |  |  (360) 466-3300


The Government Affairs Committee promotes the growth, development and health of the marine industry through effective communication with our elected officials, development of strategic partnerships and direct lobbying efforts. The committee will proactively work on the identified legislative priorities of the Association and will serve as the Association's central source of contact with public policy makers, community leaders and coalitions. 
Committee Chair: Frank O'Neil  |  Lindell Yachts  |  |  (253) 225-0202
Lobbyist: Jim Hedrick   |   H2 Government Relations   |   |   (360) 789-4700


The Grow Boating Committee promotes the boating lifestyle and improves the boating experience to increase participation in in boating to ultimately increase sales of marine products and services. The committee's goal is to get people out on the water, particularly in the Pacific Northwest, to educate them about boats and boating, and to introduce them to the joy of owning and operating a boat. 
Committee Chair: Ken Monaghan  |  Swiftsure Yachts  |  |  (206) 378-1110

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