Yacht and Ship Broker Licensing
DBW licenses and regulates yacht brokers and salespersons in California. Those selling used vessels 16’ or longer and less than 300 gross tons, for others, are required to be licensed. DBW enforces the Harbors & Navigation Code to regulate the activities of licensees to ensure compliance and provide consumer protection.
If you are not a licensed California Broker/Salesperson, you CAN NOT legally sell or advertise used boats physically located in State of California.
Licensing Administrator for Yacht Brokers:
Licensing Administrator for Salesperson:
For information regarding regulation and enforcement, to report unlicensed activity or to file a complaint concerning a licensed broker or salesperson, contact:
Investigator - Marinda Isley
Investigator - VACANT
2017 Examination Dates
Broker License Information
Salesperson License Information
Examination Study Material
Yacht and Ship Broker Act Violation News