U.S. brokerage sales fell 4 percent in October as 2,219 boats were sold, 97 fewer than in the same month a year earlier.
When consumers search for boats on Boat Trader, what’s most important? We dug into the 6.3 million searches that users conducted from June to September and pulled up the results at left, which show the proportion of people who used different search parameters.
After running ahead of the previous year’s monthly sales levels for four months, YachtWorld member brokers reported an October slowdown to SoldBoats, their proprietary database.
Slow but steady improvement has been the theme for the U.S. yacht brokerage market during the past four months, and September was no exception.
The graph at left shows the average price by length for used boats between 15 and 50 feet that were first listed on Boat Trader between Oct. 1, 2014, and Sept. 30 this year.
YachtWorld member brokerages reported improved results to SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database, for the fourth month in a row in September as sales rose 2 percent from the same month a year earlier to 2,473 boats.
U.S. brokerage boat sales continued to increase incrementally during the summer as 1 percent more boats were sold in August than in the same month last year.
The versatile center console is the most popular class of boats on Boat Trader.
In August, for the third month running, YachtWorld member brokerages reported incrementally improved results to SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database. Sales were up 1 percent from the previous August as 2,902 boats were sold.
Continuing June’s positive sales results in July, U.S. brokerages sold 2 percent more boats in July, at 12 percent higher prices, than they did in the same month last year.