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.
After last month’s look at recent increases in mobile searches at the Boat Trader website, this month we review the mobile operating systems that people who search for boats on the site use.
With 3,388 boats sold and $333 million changing hands, volume and value increased on the U.S. brokerage market in July.
U.S. brokerage sales volume in June rose 3 percent from the same month a year earlier, narrowing the year-to-date gap between boat sales in 2014 and 2015 to a 2 percent decline. Through June, 15,582 boats had been sold by YachtWorld member brokerages, as reported in SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database.
Consumers’ use of smartphones and tablets to access the Boat Trader website has increased dramatically in the past few years. In January 2012 a combined 240,000 visitors used mobile devices to search on Boat Trader, compared with 1.36 million who used laptop and desktop computers. Since the start of this year’s second quarter, mobile use…more
Brokerage sales volume increased to 3,649 boats in June, a 3 percent gain from the previous June, according to sales reports by YachtWorld member brokerages in their proprietary database SoldBoats.com.
U.S. brokerage sales in May were 2 percent lower than in the same month a year earlier as 3,586 boats were sold, yet they beat the five-year average for the month for the first time this year.