YBDSA European Conference

To ensure your place at this event please visit ydsa.co.uk and click on the events section where you will find an online booking form for the European Conference.

The YBDSA, otherwise known as the Yacht Brokers Designers & Surveyors Association, is to hold its inaugural European Conference at the Yacht Club de Monaco on 24th October 2019.

The conference is specifically for brokers, surveyors and designers and other professionals who work in the large yacht sector.

Industry leaders

Attendees and speakers hail from the Membership of ABYA (the Association of Brokers & Yacht Agents) and YDSA (the Yacht Designers & Surveyors Association) and other leading industry Associations that represent professionals working in technical and legal aspects of the large yacht industry.

Insight will be provided by industry insiders from companies including:

  • MYBA
  • Hill Dickinson Solicitors
  • Burgess,
  • Winterbothams
  • Butchdesign

An event for marine professionals working in larger yachts looking at the different disciplines required for this area of work plus a chance for networking in a fabulous venue!

Topics covered include:

  • Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association
  • Sale and Purchase Contracts
  • Classic Yacht Restoration and Wooden Construction
  • The Work of The Technical Support Team on Behalf of The Owner of a Large Yacht
  • The State of The Large Yacht Market

The key focus of the YDSA is to support its Members who provide services to clients in surveying and designing of commercial and pleasure craft under and over 24m (excluding ships and cargo vessels).


YDSA has launched its own training pathway which will enable members to chart their own career progression using on-line modules, practical events and interactive events on-line in due course.

Members will also be able to submit other training activities for consideration towards their pathway, leading ultimately to YDSA professional certification. 

YDSA also provides a range of events throughout the year to assist surveyors and designers in their professional development and provide great networking opportunities. 


Some of these events are for members only, while others are open to members and non-members alike. For these events members enjoy a discounted rate.

YDSA offers its own Code of Practice and Guidance Notes, a Sample Survey Report Pack, a Code of Ethics, a standard survey contract, an insurance scheme, plus assessment and feedback on reports submitted for membership, plus a range of training events to support members’ development within a training framework for career advancement

To ensure your place at this event please visit ydsa.co.uk and click on the events section where you will find an online booking form for the European Conference. Tickets are £240 (inc. VAT) per head and £180 (inc. VAT) for YBDSA Members.