Brokerage Sales

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Yacht broker opens California office

Denison Yacht Sales, a Fort Lauderdale-based yacht brokerage and charter firm, opened a new office on the West Coast. “This is a great opportunity for us to work more closely with a significant portion of our client base and to continue to grow the base of knowledge and talent associated with Denison Yacht Sales,” said…more

Broker spotlight added to YachtWorld.com

YachtWorld.com is introducing “Broker Spotlight,” a new service enabling brokerage houses to showcase their individual yacht brokers. “Our goal is to promote the value of the professional yacht broker to buyers and sellers,” said Ian Atkins, vice president and general manager of YachtWorld.com and Boats.com, in a statement. “This new service allows the individual broker…more

Web site marks boater-participation milestones

Salt Lake City-based iboats.com recently reached three milestones within its online boating forums. The number of answers to boaters’ questions, called “posts,” passed the 2-million mark and is currently at 2,042,246; the number of questions boaters have asked on the iboats’ forums just passed 300,000 and is currently at 300,065; and the number of “members”…more

YachtWorld, Boats.com name marketing consultant

YachtWorld.com and Boats.com appointed Dickman Marketing as their marketing consultant. “Their unique blend of Internet skills coupled with an in-depth knowledge of the way that yacht brokers and dealers operate will be a tremendous additional resource for our customers,” said Ian Atkins, vice president and general manager of YachtWorld.com and Boats.com, in a statement. Dickman…more

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

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