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.
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.