Business News – by Bill Wells
Pacific Power & Sailboat Show
May 4-7, 2023
The California Yacht Brokers Association (CYBA) is very excited to inform the marine industry that the CYBA’s Pacific Sail & Power Boat show will be held May 4th-7th, 2023. The show venue will be at WestPoint Harbor in Redwood City, California. WestPoint Harbor is the newest full-service yacht harbor in Northern California located in the South Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. The venue at WestPoint Harbor will not only provide extensive in-water dockage for a large assortment of sail and power boats alike, but it will also provide on-land space for various trailerable boats and a suitable tent space for booth exhibitors.
CYBA Executive Director Ty Mellott says, “Our goal is to support the return of a first-class Pacific Sail & Power Boat show in Northern California that attracts regional and national exhibitors. We are delighted to be working with Sail America to produce the 2023 show.” He continued, “Attendees and exhibitors alike will find the location attractive with its ideal Mediterranean like weather and the close proximity to a variety of restaurants and lodging that are within 10 minutes from the marina.” Show Manager, Jim Behun adds, “as a long-time boat show manager and producer, I look forward to developing a great selling boat show with the CYBA at the fantastic facilities of Westpoint Harbor.”
The 2023 show is the first edition of the partnership announced in 2021 between Sail America and the California Yacht Brokers Association who entered into a licensing agreement for the Pacific Sail and Power Boat show. Under that agreement, the CYBA has taken responsibility for the management of the show. Not only will Sail America members continue to receive an exhibitor discount at the new show, but all participating CYBA members will receive the same discount. Over the period of the agreement, the ownership of the show will eventually transfer to the CYBA. Over the next three months, with planning, preparation and hard work, Northern California will again be the home to PSPBS.
California was the first state to require brokers and sales personnel to be licensed and bonded. Established in 1978 the efforts of the California Yacht Brokers Association goes beyond that which is required by law and offers further protection and services to the consumer. More information can be found at www.cyba.info
About Sail America
Sail America is the trade association for the US sailing industry, providing leadership and a unified voice. Established in 1990 by members of the sailing industry, Sail America has over 200 members representing all segments of the sailing market. For more information, visit www.SailAmerica.com