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.

New site launched for yacht charters recently launched a single, global marketplace for the yacht charter industry and individual yacht charterer. For the charterer, the site,, offers a choice of nearly 5,000 vessels in more than 300 destinations worldwide, together with stories and reviews on boats and destinations. The new site also offers online pricing, availability and reservations together…more

Brokers report June bump in sailboat sales

Sailboat sales figures in June reported by broker members of indicate a slight improvement compared to numbers in May. In June, 552 boats were sold, compared with 625 in June 2008, a decrease of 12 percent. In May, 545 boats were sold, compared with 757 in May 2008, a drop of 28 percent. Year-to-date,…more

YBAA seeks sponsors for ‘University’ events

The Yacht Brokers Association of America is looking for additional sponsors for the four regional Yacht Brokerage University events planned for this year. Each YBU event provides a full day of education, insights and networking, attracting between 50 and 120 attendees at each location. With the support of event partner and YBAA member sponsors,…more

SYSS, CrossCurrent Marine form alliance

Sarasota Yacht & Ship Services and CrossCurrent Marine formed a marketing alliance to expand their market reach as well as the services each provides for their clients. SYSS is a certified professional yacht broker. CrossCurrent is a global purveyor of luxury products and services, and the exclusive distributor for J/Boats Southeast. The new alliance provides…more

YBAA announces new officers

The Yacht Brokers Association of America recently announced the election of new officers and board members for the coming year. David Pugsley, general manager of Brewer Yacht Sales in Westbrook, Conn., was elected YBAA president, leading the association’s board of directors. The board includes 13 YBAA member brokers throughout the United States and Canada. The…more forms partnership with YBAA and the Yacht Brokers Association of America signed a collaborative agreement to promote professional yacht brokers’ services to visitors and member brokers around the world. The goal is to increase the level of professionalism within the brokerage industry, via broker education, and provide the public with more accurate listing information. YachtWorld will use…more

Yamaha, launch advertising program has launched an Internet classified advertising program that allows Yamaha Marine dealers to use co-op funds for advertising on the BoatTrader site. “It’s clear that boaters are making the Internet their first stop for research when buying a new boat. This program acknowledges that and allows the dealer to share the cost of online advertising…more unveils wholesale channel launched a dealer-to-dealer wholesale channel that allows dealers to buy and sell excess inventory within the Boat Trader dealer network. Dealers can track lead response while managing and modifying their wholesale inventory. “The development and launch of the dealer-to-dealer wholesale channel could not have come at a better time,” said David Bingham, general manager…more, highlight improved load times and report significant improvement in the load times for their Web sites. A report by Keynote Systems Inc, a performance measurement company, shows that the average load times for the two sites have improved by 34 percent across North America and Europe. “Slow-loading Web sites are a major frustration to their users and…more

Saxon appears on megayacht podcast

Marine industry consultant Bob Saxon was a recent guest commentator on Megayacht News Radio, a podcast series hosted by Diane M. Byrne of Megayacht News. Saxon discussed the impact of the weak economy on megayacht builders and owners, and offered steps all members of the yachting industry can take in order to survive and position…more

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