TYBA (Turkish Yacht Brokers & Agents) Association was initiated with an email by the founding president, Şeref Sevi in August 2016 who reached out to local charter operators and owners with industry issues. Within minutes of this email, there was a big welcome from almost all the yachting companies, all supporting the formation of TYBA. The present temporary board volunteered to lead the process, making all of the announcements to Turkish yachting society and organized the first meeting of all the Turkish yachting professionals at Salmakis Hotel on October 27th, 2016. IThis historic meeting marked the foundations of TYBA, and the temporary board of directors started working to establish the long waited association. It is this team of 10 founding members who have officially founded the TYBA on April 13th, 2017.