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DataTracker: Searches on smartphones rise

Through the lens of boat searches on the Boat Trader website, we’ve tracked the trend toward increased use of mobile devices periodically in this DataTracker series. This month we look at the past three years of data and see the steady increase in smartphone use.

Brokerage sales up in April

U.S. brokerage boat sales in April improved slightly from the same month last year, but the total price that buyers paid was incrementally lower.

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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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