The volume of brokerage sales of smaller boats declined markedly in May, which reduced total sales for the month by 273 boats, or 8 percent, compared with the same month a year earlier.
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. brokerage boat sales in April improved slightly from the same month last year, but the total price that buyers paid was incrementally lower.
After a couple of weak months to start the year, U.S. brokerage sales picked up steam in March as 2,443 boats were sold, an increase of 10 percent from 2,215 last year.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association said 154 members of the yachting industry attended its second annual Yacht Engineering Seminar on April 5 at the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort.
Despite a leap-year February that was 3 percent longer than the same month a year earlier, U.S. brokerage sales volume was incrementally weaker for the month at 1,607 boats, 3 percent fewer than the 1,655 that were sold last year.
U.S. brokerage sales began 2016 as they ended 2015, with numbers that were weaker than in the same month in the previous year.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association elected a new president and new board members for 2016.
Online multiple listing service Yatco said it released its new Web Pro system.
Web-based brokerage contract management system YachtCloser said it added 113 new brokerage locations in 2015 and averaged more than 120 percent revenue growth from the previous year.
The year ended with U.S. yacht brokers in nearly the same place as in 2014.