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.

Brokers come out for YachtWorld.com Florida seminars

More than 270 yacht brokers recently attended YachtWorld.com’s Yacht Brokerage University seminars in Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota, Fla. The theme of the events was “transition,” and attendees received a global industry overview and learned about new marketing techniques, including current YachtWorld.com product features and benefits. Specific YachtWorld.com product presentations ranged from “What’s new in BoatWizard,”…more

Brokerage sales on stronger footing in 2009

Given the economic conditions in the fall of 2008, it’s no surprise sales look better in fall 2009, but the gains reported for November by YachtWorld.com member brokers were dramatic. Unit sales increased 60 percent from 1,191 to 1,908 boats, and for the first month all year, valuations were up even more than unit sales…more

Yacht Brokerage University dates set

YachtWorld.com released its agenda for the Yacht Brokerage University seminars set for Dec. 8 in Sarasota, Fla., and Dec. 10 in Fort Lauderdale. Agenda items include: the yacht brokerage industry-in transition; How social media networking can help your business; Internet marketing techniques; What’s new in BoatWizard plus BoatWizard tips and tricks; What is customer relationship…more

YBAA seeks volunteers for board, committees

The Yacht Brokers Association of America is looking for volunteers interested in serving as board members or volunteer committee members. YBAA board members serve terms of three years and during their term each board member serves as a committee chair or co-chair. The board and committees’ goals and objectives are defined within the association’s strategic…more

YachtWorld Brokers Village coming to Spain

YachtWorld.com, a leading Internet yacht brokerage portal, announced that the YachtWorld Brokers Village will make its first appearance in Spain at the forthcoming Sálon Náutico in Barcelona. The village will showcase more than 500 brokerage listings and new boats in stock from the 22 participating brokers. “Spain, with its Atlantic and Mediterranean coastlines, is an…more

Boat Trader unveils iPhone app for boat buying

Boat Trader released an iPhone application that puts more than 100,000 new and used boats, yachts, sailboats and personal watercraft at shoppers’ fingertips. The free Boat Trader application can be downloaded from the lifestyle section of the iTunes Store by searching the keyword “Boat Trader.” The new Boat Trader iPhone app is GPS-sensitive, allowing boat…more

Denison reports boost in fall sales

The team at the Fort Lauderdale-based brokerage Denison Yacht Sales reports a strong uptick in sales this fall. Recent sales include a 45-foot Apreamare, 52-foot Sea Ray, 57-foot Carver, 62-foot Sunseeker, 72-foot Ferretti, 80-foot Feretti and 80-foot Azimut. “I feel incredibly happy that the recovery is really showing signs of recovery now instead of next…more

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Charter program leads to sale of Westport 112

The Sacks Group Yachting Professionals announced the sale of a Westport 112 through its “Try Before You Buy” charter program. The 112-foot raised pilothouse motoryacht was renamed Milk Money by her new owners. “It was such a pleasure to work with these clients, who had not previously owned a large yacht,” charter and sales broker…more

Consulting firm has a new name and Web site

The Bob Saxon Consultancy in Fort Lauderdale has been renamed Bob Saxon Consulting Services and has launched a new Web site. Saxon has more than 30 years of industry experience. His business offers advisory services to yacht manufacturers, brokerage, charter groups, owners and industry associations. The Web site offers a full description of services offered,…more

Brokerage sales steady for mid-size sailboats

Sailboat brokerage sales in August held steady at 523 boats, which is similar to the prior three months, but 14 percent lower than the 605 boats that were sold in August 2008, as reported by broker members of YachtWorld.com. From May to August, between 500 and 550 sailboats have been reported sold each month. Collectively,…more

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