The year ended with U.S. yacht brokers in nearly the same place as in 2014.
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.
The Yacht Brokers Association of America and the Yacht Broker Institute signed an agreement to mutually support broker education and professional certification.
Brokerage sales picked up in November, with U.S. brokers reporting 1,866 boats sold, a 6 percent gain from the same month last year.
After running ahead of the previous year’s monthly sales levels for four months, YachtWorld member brokers reported an October slowdown to SoldBoats, their proprietary database.
YachtWorld member brokerages reported improved results to SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database, for the fourth month in a row in September as sales rose 2 percent from the same month a year earlier to 2,473 boats.
YachtCloser, a web-based contract management system for the yacht brokerage industry, said it launched the YachtCloser Network Multiple Listing Service.
In August, for the third month running, YachtWorld member brokerages reported incrementally improved results to SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database. Sales were up 1 percent from the previous August as 2,902 boats were sold.
With 3,388 boats sold and $333 million changing hands, volume and value increased on the U.S. brokerage market in July.
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.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association launched an interactive website that includes a job board.