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.

Social media webinar set for Tuesday 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 brand manager, said in a statement. “Research, learning and comparison-shopping are all done online, so having a…more unveils non-profit foundation 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 and 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 member brokerages to the proprietary database,, 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 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 announces contest winners, 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, 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 to host dealer webinars 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. 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,”…more

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