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.

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

Social media webinar set for Tuesday

BoatTrader.com and Boating Industry magazine’s “Social Media/Reputation Management” webinar is set for 1 p.m. CST Tuesday. “The way boat buyers gather information is changing, which has a significant impact on the sales funnel,” said Kim Rocco, Boat Trader.com brand manager, said in a statement. “Research, learning and comparison-shopping are all done online, so having a…more

YachtWorld.com unveils non-profit foundation

YachtWorld.com is setting up a foundation to further the knowledge and protection of the world’s oceans. The beneficiaries of the YachtWorld Foundation are non-profits and people who support the mission of promoting awareness and protection of the world’s oceans. The 2011 beneficiary is The International Seakeepers Society, which was founded in 1998 by a small…more

Groups join in online used-boat sales venture

  Bonnier’s UsedBoats.com and ABLBoats.com partnered to create a centralized e-commerce hub for used boats. The partnership will integrate the listing services of the two websites to form a larger online network for boat buyers and sellers. “Each website brings something unique to the table and, as partners, we can share our services with a…more

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

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