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Brokerage sales picked up in March after slow 2016 start

After a couple of sluggish months, brokerage sales in the U.S. got a positive bounce in March, gaining 10 percent from March 2015, with 2,443 boats sold. According to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting sales in SoldBoats, their proprietary database, volume for the first quarter of 2016 was 5,564 boats — 2 percent higher than in…more

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DataTracker: Views of bowrider listings by state

In the third month of our series studying state-by-state interest in the more popular boat classes on Boat Trader, we move from the previous saltwater fishing boats and motoryachts to bowriders. Website traffic data was recorded from July through December 2015.

Brokerage sales up 10 percent in March

After a couple of weak months to start the year, U.S. brokerage sales picked up steam in March as 2,443 boats were sold, an increase of 10 percent from 2,215 last year.

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DataTracker: Views of motoryacht listings by state

In the second month of our series studying interest demonstrated on Boat Trader in some of the more popular classes by state, we move from a ranking of listing views of boats for saltwater fishing to motoryachts.

Brokerage sales fall in February

Despite a leap-year February that was 3 percent longer than the same month a year earlier, U.S. brokerage sales volume was incrementally weaker for the month at 1,607 boats, 3 percent fewer than the 1,655 that were sold last year.

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Brokerage sales climbed 6 percent in Europe last year

There was incremental growth in the U.S. brokerage market in the second half of last year, but volume for the full year was down 1 percent, compared with 2014, and January 2016 figures reveal continued weakness.

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DataTracker: Saltwater fishing boat views by state

Last month we looked at the most-viewed boat classes on Boat Trader. This month we begin a three-month series breaking down the interest in some of the more popular classes by state, starting with boats for saltwater fishing.

Brokerage sales drop in January

U.S. brokerage sales began 2016 as they ended 2015, with numbers that were weaker than in the same month in the previous year.

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Brokerage sales fell slightly last year

2015 ended with U.S. brokerage sales at nearly the same level as in 2014 — the number of boats sold declined 1 percent, and the total value of those sales rose 2 percent.

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