1845 Cordova Road
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
The International Yacht Brokers Association was created in 1987 to unite those engaged in the yacht brokerage business for the purpose of promoting professionalism and cooperation among its members; and to promote and maintain a high standard of c
Paul has been involved in the marine industry for almost his entire life, having started as a dock boy and working his way up to the position of captain on custom sportfishing boats in the tournament circuit. He holds a 500 ton U.S.C.G. Masters license, has traveled many of the oceans of the world and is also a licensed private pilot.
In 1992, Paul began working as a full time yacht broker and enjoyed a successful career with his own brokerage company as well as with a few other great names in the industry. In early 2018, Paul was approached by the Executive Committee of IYBA and asked to assume the role of Executive Director on a full-time basis, where he currently directs the day to day operations of the association. His current duties involve the coordination of seminars, networking events, legislative affairs and working with the Board of Directors to shepherd the growth of the organization. When asked what he enjoys most regarding his career, he says that he genuinely enjoys the opportunity to continue to "give back" to the industry which has given him so much.
Garrett Schwartz is Chief Technology Officer for the IYBA Pro, a PaaS MLS platform designed to assist IYBA members in both managing and marketing their listing data. A graduate of Arizona State University, Garrett was Technology Consultant for a leading sales automation firm for over 10 years before establishing a tech firm that specialized in real estate MLS and marine industry API data integration services. Garrett with wife Maria and son Max split their time between Naples Florida and Sedona Arizona.
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Emma is the Marketing and Event Coordinator for the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). She was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She graduated in May 2019 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Consumer Science. Upon graduating, she moved to Fort Lauderdale and took a position with IYBA in May 2019. Some of her greatest memories are attending various boat shows with her parents during her childhood which developed her love for the yachting industry at a young age. Her passion for this industry continues to thrive as she enjoys her new position at IYBA. Emma also enjoys tennis, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.
Punta Gorda, FL 34123
Sarasota, FL 33316
Licensed yacht salesman, Paul is Director of IYBA’s Fort Lauderdale office and the current Executive Director of the International Yacht Brokers Association (IYBA). His many years of service, including his former ownership of Flannery Yacht Sales, provide him with a fantastic foundation to build the IYBA brand on Florida’s East Coast. While he has extensive experience in many areas of yachting, in recent years he has leaned significantly toward the cruising markets. Pilothouse Motor yachts and Downeast cruisers are his primary focus, although he still remains close to his roots in the fishing business - demo data only.