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.

Slow start for 2011 brokerage sales

Unit sales in the U.S. boat brokerage market continue to track closely with five-year monthly averages. As in other recent months, February brokerage unit sales came in slightly under the five-year average and below sales from the same month a year earlier. YachtWorld.com member brokerages reported selling 1,699 boats in February, down 48 boats, or…more

Dominion Marine Media executive to speak in Iceland

David Main, head of search marketing for Dominion Marine Media, is speaking March 11 at the Reykjavik (Iceland) Internet Marketing Conference & Expo. “David’s expertise in search engine optimization and search engine marketing is a vital and important asset for the brokers and dealers who partner with us,” said Courtney Chalmers, director of marketing for…more

YachtWorld.com to debut market index in Miami

YachtWorld.com is releasing the inaugural YachtWorld.com Market Index Annual Report, providing a unique and comprehensive view of the marine industry in the United States and globally, at this week’s Miami International Boat Show. Last year, 29,494 boats changed hands – an increase of 8 percent from 2009. The total value of those boats was $3.2…more

Brokerage sales slip in January

The number of brokerage boats sold in the United States and the total valuation of those sales declined in January, compared with the same month in 2010.  That’s what U.S. brokers reported to SoldBoats.com, the proprietary database shared by member brokerages of YachtWorld.com. The unit sales total of 1,564 boats represented a 2 percent decrease…more

YachtWorld Foundation sponsors Miami gala

The YachtWorld Foundation, which recently announced SeaKeepers International as its primary beneficiary in 2011, is sponsoring a gala on Feb. 18 during the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. His Royal Highness Khaled Bin Sultan, president and chairman of the Living Yachts Foundation, is inviting guests to join the International SeaKeepers Society, the YachtWorld Foundation, Yachts…more

Boatstobuy.com signs deal with Massachusetts school

Boatstobuy.com, an online portal dedicated to helping boaters sell their boats, entered into a preferred provider agreement with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy Under the terms of the agreement, the maritime academy’s department of yacht and boat donations will utilize Boatstobuy.com to list appropriate maritime donations and inventories. In addition to supporting the efforts of its…more

Brewer Yacht Sales to debut new website

Brewer Yacht Sales will unveil a redesigned website Thursday at the opening of the Providence (R.I.) Boat Show. Brewer’s 15 full-time yacht brokers feature more than 600 brokerage listings (sail and power) on the new website and a selection of new boats – Princess Yachts, Albemarle Sportfishing Boats, Fathom Fast Expedition Yachts and NordStar boats.…more

BoatTrader.com adds shipping price indicator

BoatTrader.com and uShip.com, an online transport marketplace, announced that uShip’s “Shipping Price Estimator” is now incorporated into every Boat Trader boat detail listing page. The agreement enables boat buyers to get a better sense of expected shipping costs and more easily connect with reliable boat haulers within uShip’s network of transporters. People who find a…more

December dip slows 2010 broker gains

Larger boats continued to be the strength of the U.S. yacht brokerage market as 2010 ended with mixed results, according to YachtWorld.com member brokers reporting sales in their proprietary database, Soldboats.com. December is normally the lowest-volume month for sales in the United States and this year was no exception. Unit sales of 1,597 boats sold…more

YachtWorld conference draws larger crowd

Yacht Brokerage University, co-presented on Dec. 9 by YachtWorld.com and the Florida Yacht Brokers Association in Fort Lauderdale, was a success with record-breaking attendance, organizers said. Courtney Chalmers, Dominion Marine Media director of marketing, managed the event, which included sessions such as “The New Luxury Buyer,” presented by YachtWorld.com vice president and general manager Ian…more

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