Brokerage Sales

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.

Big-boat sales push brokerage valuations higher

U.S. brokerage sales in November gained substantially in total valuation, compared with the same month last year. Reports by YachtWorld.com member brokerages to the proprietary database, SoldBoats.com, indicate that valuations climbed to $388 million, a 76 percent increase from the previous November. Total valuation for the U.S. market through 11 months of the year increased…more

YachtWorld Brokers Village heads to Paris show

YachtWorld.com will participate in the upcoming Salon Nautique de Paris with its YachtWorld Brokers Village, which features 23 brokerage houses and a database of more than 3,000 yachts for sale. The Salon Nautique de Paris takes place Dec. 4-12 at Porte de Versailles. “The YachtWorld Brokers Village has created a successful marketplace for used boats…more

Dominion Marine Media to hold seminar at dealer conference

Dominion Marine Media will host a continuing education seminar Monday at the Marine Dealer Conference & Expo in Orlando, Fla. “Getting Online Leads Faster” will be presented by Courtney Chalmers, director of marketing for Dominion Marine Media. “Many dealers think having a website is enough, but the more successful dealers quickly realize the importance of…more

Bluenose Yacht Sales opens Rhode Island office

Bluenose Yacht Sales & Brokerage opened a new office in downtown Newport, R.I., the company announced. Bluenose will sell new sail- and powerboats and have a brokerage business for sail and motor yachts. “Our location is fabulous exposure giving our clients quick access to our many listings and product offerings,” managing partner Glenn Walters said…more

YachtWorldCharters.com announces contest winners

YachtWorldCharters.com, a single global marketplace for both the yacht charter industry and the individual charterer, announced the winners of the “Win a Charter” promotion at the recent United States Sailboat Show and United States Powerboat Show. The winner of the grand prize, a one-week bareboat charter in the Bahamas by 360 Yachting, is Lyla Roos…more

Brokerage sales dip slows in October

By some measures, the market for brokerage boats in the United States improved slightly in October compared with previous months. According to member brokerages of YachtWorld.com, unit sales were nearly level with October 2009 (down 1.5 percent). That’s after being 7 percent lower in September compared with September 2009. In addition, despite the normal downward…more

BoatTrader.com to host dealer webinars

BoatTrader.com will host the first in a series of webinars with “Drive Traffic to Your Dealership with a Minimal Budget,” which is set for 2 p.m. EST Thursday. BoatTrader.com is teaming with Boating Industry magazine on these webinars. “We understand that marketing funds may not be as readily available as they used to be,” BoatTrader.com…more

IYC acquires The Sacks Group

International Yacht Collection acquired The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals, a leading full-service superyacht charter and brokerage company. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Our companies share similar values,” said Felix Sabates, chairman of Fort Lauderdale-based IYC, in a statement. “We both put our clients first and are committed to new ideas to improve their…more

Brokerage sales slip in September

The number of brokerage boats sold in the U.S. normally begins to tail off in September as cooler weather settles on much of the country, but in the month that just ended sales also dropped in comparison with September 2009. According to reporting member brokerages of YachtWorld.com, unit sales were down 7 percent, from 2,420…more

Boat Trader launches online sales lead tool

BoatTrader.com unveiled Locator Leads 2.0, a targeted boat lead generator for boat dealers. “Many of today’s boat buyers know exactly what boat they want, right down to the make and model, but they may not be able to find it on BoatTrader.com,” Boat Trader brand manager Kim Rocco said in a statement. “BoatTrader.com provides them…more

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