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.
In the June issue we published a ranking of brands, based on the total number of listings for used boats on Boat Trader’s website. This month, we look at the brands again on the basis of which brands’ listings were most viewed by consumers and compare the ranking for the 12 months that ended April…more
Sales volume and total boat values were lower in the U.S. yacht brokerage market in May with 3,586 boats reported sold at a total price of $400.3 million.
U.S. brokerage sales volume was 5 percent lower in April than in the same month last year, marking the third time this year that sales were below those in the corresponding month a year earlier.
Boat Trader displays listings for nearly 60,000 used boats for sale at any given time, but during the 12-month period that ended March 31, more than 100,000 boats were offered for purchase.
U.S. yacht brokerage sales in April increased seasonally to 2,904 boats from 2,203 in March, but lagged 3 percent behind sales of April 2014, when 2,994 boats changed hands.
U.S. brokerage sales fell 11 percent in March from the same month in 2014 and the quarter ended with sales lower by 5 percent, as 5,427 boats were sold.
Ski and wakeboard boats generally are used on lakes, rivers and protected coastal waters where skiing, wakeboarding and wakesurfing thrive.
After a good month in February, U.S. brokerages reported selling only 2,203 boats in March. Although that was 501 more sales than in February, it represented a decrease of 11 percent from March 2014.
After a slow January, the U.S. brokerage market bounced back in February as sales rose 3 percent from the same month a year earlier.