Sales in the U.S. yacht brokerage market fell 3 percent in April from the same month last year.
Monthly reports on sales of brokerage boats help the industry understand the sizes and types of used vessels that consumers are buying and how long it takes to sell them.
U.S. yacht brokerage sales slipped to 2,387 in March from 2,437 a year ago, a 2 percent decline.
In February, for the second month in a row, U.S. brokers reported higher sales.
Dominion Marine Media said today that it will change its company name to Boats Group.
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.
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.
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.
An online seminar on the use of social media to boost sales will be held next Thursday by the Yacht Brokers Association of America and the Certified Professional Yacht Brokers.
U.S. brokerage sales dipped 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.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association, the group that co-owns Yachts Miami Beach, rebranded itself as the International Yacht Brokers Association to reflect its global membership.