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.
By the Numbers
Monthly reports on sales of new, used and brokerage boats provide the industry with the information to understand its market and follow consumer trends and buying patterns.
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
Recreational boat sales fell in May, declining in both the main powerboat segments and industrywide for the first time in 15 months.
Recreational boat sales stayed on a level growth plane in April, helped by spring weather that was improved from a year ago, particularly in the upper Midwest.
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
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.
Not too hot and not too cold — just like typical early spring weather in much of the country — recreational boat sales continued to make moderate gains in March.
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.