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:
Monique Cabral
(916) 327-1847

Licensing Administrator for Salesperson:
Fahim Buksh
(916) 327-1838

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
(916) 327-1839

Yacht and Ship Brokers Act

Harbors and Navigation Codes 700-740
Code of Regulations - Title 14, Article 8