Jeff Merrill grew up in a sailing environment that developed his volunteer spirit (helping out with teaching, coaching, race committee, etc.) and an appreciation for giving back to the sport. This inner drive has been nurtured and become an important part of Jeff’s character. An incessant high achiever Jeff is committed to a strong ethical and professional practice as a yacht broker. The marine industry is the backbone for our boating recreation and Jeff particularly appreciates those who volunteer their time so that we can all benefit and enjoy time on the water.

Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. is a proud to partner with and support these organizations.

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CPYB – Certified Professional Yacht Broker – Jeff Merrill is a CPYB, the highest designation a yacht broker can achieve having passed the comprehensive exam in 2012 and maintaining the ongoing requirements of continuing education in the industry. This is the yacht brokerage equivalent of being a CPA.

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CYBA – California Yacht Brokers Association – Jeff Merrill was elected the president of the CYBA in January, 2015.  He has been a member since 2012, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2013 including being 2nd Vice President and membership committee chair. The brokerage documents used by JMYS.com are based on the CYBA forms suite. Jeff is a licensed and bonded yacht broker in the state of California through the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways. California is the only state that requires yacht sales persons and yacht brokers to pass a licensing examination. Jeff is a regular contributor to the association newsletter called, “The CYBA News”. Broker license number: B-03365-00003-CM

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IYBA – International Yacht Brokers Association – Jeff Merrill has been a member since 2013. Jeff is licensed and bonded to sell yachts in the state of Florida. He is recognized as an employing broker with a separate brokerage trust account and an office location in Fort Lauderdale. Broker license number: EBK8287.

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NYBA – Northwest Yacht Brokers Association – Member since 2015. Jeff is very active in the Pacific Northwest with brokerage listings and sales. He regularly travels to Washington, Oregon and Alaska, with frequent visits to Portland, OR, Seattle, WA and Anacortes, WA. The Lakes Afloat Boat Show in January and September are favorites as well as the two popular Trawler Fest venues, Poulsbo, WA (years ago) and currently Anacortes, WA.

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YBAA – Yacht Brokers Association of America – Jeff Merrill Yacht Sales, Inc. joined in 2014. Jeff is the Western states captain for the membership committee.