It’s one month into the new year and, after finishing 2016 in the doldrums, the U.S. brokerage market has made a fast start.
Many types of U.S. sellers list new and used-model boats for sale at Boat Trader, ranging from large, multi-office dealers to small shops and private sellers.
U.S. brokers posted a moderate increase in sales volume in January and a major gain in the total price paid for the boats that were sold.
For the third year running, U.S. yacht brokers reached the end of December with fewer boats sold than the year before.
Everybody wants a center console! At least that’s the indication in a recent tally of the most-viewed boat classes on the Boat Trader website.
U.S. brokerage sales tailed off by 4 percent in December, compared with the same month in 2015, as 1,537 boats were sold, a 72-boat decline.
U.S. brokerage sales volume of 1,858 boats in November was in line with recent years — lower by 11 boats, or 1 percent, compared with the previous November, but ahead of the five-year average for the month by 34 boats.
Boat Trader website visitors increasingly continued to shop for boats on mobile devices during the last year and this report drills down to the operating-system level. Regardless of the system, the report shows that the number of unique monthly visitors varies with the season from a high in July to a low in November and…more
With 1,858 boats sold in November, U.S. brokerage sales were 1 percent (11 boats) below the same month in 2015, but 34 boats above the average for the last five years.
U.S. brokerage sales declined in October for the second month in a row, falling 9 percent as 2,029 boats were sold, compared with 2,225 in the same month last year.