U.S. brokerage sales reported by YachtWorld member brokers rose 2 percent in August to 2,983 boats from the same month last year, the first monthly uptick since April.
We’re taking a different look at the most-viewed boat brands on Boat Trader for the 12-month period that ended June 30, focusing this time on used freshwater fishing brands.
After three months of lower sales, activity picked up at U.S. yacht brokerages in August, increasing by 72 boats, or 2 percent, to 2,983 from the same month last year.
In July, for the second month in a row, the volume of U.S. brokerage sales was lower by 3 percent than it was in the same month a year earlier.
In the August issue we listed boat brands by the total number of views their used-boat listings received on Boat Trader. This month we rank brands by the total views of their new-boat listings.
U.S. yacht brokerage sales declined in July by 114 boats (3 percent) from the same month last year.
Two themes were evident in yacht brokerage sales results for January through June — incrementally lower sales volume and incrementally higher average prices paid.
Last month, we ranked boat brands by the total number of listings for used boats on Boat Trader. This month we show which brands’ listings received the most views by consumers searching for boats on the site during the 12-month period through the end of June.
In June, typically the highwater mark for the yacht brokerage market, 3,523 boats were sold in the United States and, as in May, sales were lower than in the same month the previous year.
The U.S. brokerage market had a rough ride in May, experiencing an 8 percent dip in sales volume after two months in positive territory.