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.

Two seminars set for this week announced that its new inventory management system, BoatWizard 2, will be featured at the upcoming Yacht Brokerage Universities in Annapolis, Md., and Providence, R.I. “While the featured presentation on BoatWizard 2 is a powerful incentive to attend, will also focus on how new marketing and social media trends will affect brokers,” brand manager…more

Big-boat sales valuations dip in June

June unit sales in the U.S. yacht-brokerage market showed single-digit gains compared to sales in June 2009, but the total valuation of those sales fell by 7 percent. Unit sales increased 6 percent, from 3,176 boats to 3,371, but sales valuation slipped from $307 million to $285 million, according to reports by member brokers…more

Florida brokerage signs agreement with, an online portal dedicated to helping boaters sell their boats, and Palm Beach Yacht Brokerage, a leading provider of luxury yachts, charters and jets, entered into a marketing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Palm Beach Yacht Brokerage’s team of brokers will utilize to list inventory and provide value-added services to their…more signs marketing deal

Bodden Partners, a marketing services agency, recently formed a strategic relationship with, the official multiple listing systems for the international yacht brokerage industry. Bodden Partners will be responsible for overseeing the overall branding and strategy for the account, as well as the ad design and production. The agency’s public relations division, Hamilton Public Relations,…more

Marine marketer offers industry expertise

Industry veteran Mike Dickman is offering marketing opportunities to marine businesses. Dickman is working with marine businesses that are looking for years of experience, but don’t have the budget or the need for a full-time marketing employee. These strategies range from the traditional marketing concepts through the new-media strategies of Internet marketing, social networking and…more

Sunreef Yachts Charter joins Florida broker group

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association welcomes Sunreef Yachts Charter, a Poland-based designer and builder of luxury sailing and power yachts and catamarans, as its newest member. SYC recently opened its office in Fort Lauderdale. It is managed by Martha Lukasik, company director, who will ensure fleet coordination in the region and work closely with clients…more

Florida broker group seminar includes tax-cap discussion

The Florida Yacht Brokers Association will hold its sixth annual East Coast Listing to Closing and the Law seminar, scheduled for June 17 at the Bahia Mar Beach Resort and Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale. Topics of interest include the impact of Florida’s $18,000 boating sales-use tax cap that was signed into law May 28…more

Sailboat brokerage numbers are up in May

Yacht brokerage sales volume in 2010 has been running ahead of 2009 all year, but as brokerages moved into the typically high-volume selling season of May, the difference between sales in the two years has diminished. According to member brokers who report their sales in the proprietary database, units were up 7 percent…more

Brokerage seminars to discuss recent court decision

This year’s slate of one-day Yacht Brokerage University events held annually in various cities will feature a review of the recent Florida court decision that found HMY Yacht Sales liable for $1.7 million in damages after a customer claimed the 66-foot yacht he bought in 2007 was not seaworthy. (Look for an in-depth report on…more

Brokerage sales make gains in April

Yacht brokerage sales in the United States continued in April at a substantially higher volume than in April 2009, with unit sales for the month up 28 percent or more in all size categories of boats 55 feet and under. According to member broker reports in the proprietary database,, 2,927 boats changed hands…more

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