Every day, tens of thousands of visitors search for boats on Boat Trader and make hundreds of contacts with sellers by phone and email. This month, we compared the maximum length these visitors are inputting into their searches with the length of boats for which they’re submitting leads. Our data team created a graphic that…more
Through September, U.S. brokerage sales remained below their 2013 pace by 5 percent as 24,382 boats were sold, compared with 25,687 a year earlier.
With 2,414 boats changing owners in September, sales in the U.S. brokerage market were off 7 percent compared with the same month in 2013.
U.S. brokerage boat sales were lower in August, compared with the same month last year, as 2,862 boats were sold for an aggregate price of $301.9 million.
We took a look this month at some relatively ancient history of the Internet to see how brand searches have changed in five years on BoatTrader.com. We reviewed the period from May through July in 2009 and this year.
Brokerage boat sales declined 5 percent in August as 2,862 boats changed hands, compared with 3,027 in the same month last year.
Nearly half of the visitors to Boat Trader’s website currently arrive via smartphones and tablets to search boats for sale.
Unit sales in the U.S. brokerage market in July dropped 8 percent from the same month a year earlier, to 3,287 boats, continuing a modest downward trend that has been in place all year.
Sales of brokerage boats declined in July with volume off 8 percent and the total value of boats sold off 1 percent compared with the same month a year earlier.
The shift to mobile computing among visitors to Boat Trader.com reached 45 percent of unique visitors in the second quarter this year. The chart at right shows the percentage of use of mobile phones, tab-lets and desktop computers in each of the last six quarters.