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.

Broker pleads guilty to tax fraud

Florida yacht broker Robert Moran pleaded guilty Tuesday to filing a false tax return to conceal more than $3 million in a Swiss bank account. Moran, of Lighthouse Point, Fla., failed to note he had UBS accounts on his latest tax filing and failed to report the interest earned on the accounts, according to a…more

Denison Yacht Sales picks marketing firm

Haber and Quinn Public Relations and Marketing was chosen to represent Denison Yacht Sales, a full-service yacht brokerage and charter firm with offices in Marina Del Ray, Calif., and Fort Lauderdale. “We are fortunate to be working with Denison Yacht Sales at such a pivotal point, when the firm is moving aggressively to position itself…more

Yamaha turns to the Web to reduce costs

Yamaha Marine University will begin using electronic media to deliver business management training to its nearly 2,100 dealers, in an effort to reduce costs to dealers. Starting this March, YMU will deliver a series of seminars via WebEx, a Web-based meeting service that allows YMU instructors to communicate with students using voice and visual presentation…more

New program helps boaters find installers

The Association of Marine Technicians teamed up with iboats.com to launch a new Professional Installers Program. This new service on iboats.com will help boaters find qualified marine product installers who live in their area, and who can help with the installation of new products as well as repairs to boats and engines. “The Installers Program…more

iboats.com marks a milestone

iboats.com, the Web site for “everything boating,” is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. “When iboats.com first started, many people in the boating industry were nervous about how the Internet might hurt dealers’ boat sales. Many thought that the Web might completely disintermediate or at least significantly disrupt the existing dealer sales channels,” said Bruno Vassel…more

Yachtworld.com partners with magazines for online listings

YachtWorld.com formed a data distribution partnership with Power & Motoryacht and Sail magazines. Brokerage houses listing with Yachtworld.com will now have their listings appear on the magazines’ Web sites. “This partnership allows YachtWorld.com to continue distributing our brokers’ listings to an ever-growing list of well-trafficked Web sites,” said Jason White, director of business development for…more

YachtWorld, Boats.com team up with BlueWater Sailing

YachtWorld.com and Boats.com have formed a new partnership with BlueWater Sailing designed to expand online boat listings. YachtWorld.com and Boats.com will provide a feed of current BlueWater advertisers on a private label search for BlueWater Web site visitors. In exchange, BlueWater will make its boat test and destination editorial available to YachtWorld.com and Boats.com visitors.…more

YachtWorld.com adds new languages

YachtWorld.com has added five new languages to its Web site — Russian, Swedish, Finnish, Norwegian and Danish. The site is already available in Spanish, German, Italian, French and Dutch, as well as English. “By adding these new languages we now have localized and targeted search solutions for nearly 90 percent of our visitors” said Ian…more

Dominion Enterprises sale of media businesses suspended

Landmark Media Enterprises announced that, due to the credit situation, it is suspending the sale of most of its remaining businesses, including Dominion Enterprises, the parent company of Soundings Trade Only. Dominion, based in Norfolk, Va., also is the parent company of such marine magazines as Soundings consumer magazine (Trade Only’s sister publication), PassageMaker and…more

Boating magazine partners with iboats.com

Boating magazine has partnered with iboats.com to provide editorial content for the site. Boating editorial will be featured in such iboats.com sections as New Boat Showroom, Boat Classifieds, Marine Store, online forums and the biweekly Review newsletter. Other elements of the partnership include advertising programs that offer exposure on both the magazine’s Web site and…more

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