With 3,388 boats sold and $333 million changing hands, volume and value increased on the U.S. brokerage market in July.
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.
Brokerage sales volume increased to 3,649 boats in June, a 3 percent gain from the previous June, according to sales reports by YachtWorld member brokerages in their proprietary database SoldBoats.com.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association launched an interactive website that includes a job board.
Sales volume and total boat values were lower in the U.S. yacht brokerage market in May with 3,586 boats reported sold at a total price of $400.3 million.
U.S. yacht brokerage sales in April increased seasonally to 2,904 boats from 2,203 in March, but lagged 3 percent behind sales of April 2014, when 2,994 boats changed hands.
After a good month in February, U.S. brokerages reported selling only 2,203 boats in March. Although that was 501 more sales than in February, it represented a decrease of 11 percent from March 2014.
The Florida Yacht Brokers Association board of directors named Cynthia “Cindy” Sailor as its executive director.
The U.S. brokerage market improved in February as 1,652 boats were sold, 85 more than changed hands in January and a 3 percent increase from the same month a year earlier.
Fishermen, pontoon-boat buyers and people who are attracted to small to midsize outboard boats have been leading the recreational boating industry’s rebound from the Great Recession. They may be getting some company.
Regal Boats said it sold a record number of boats at the 2015 Miami International Boat Show, reaching new highs in unit and volume sales. This was the 40th year that the Orlando, Fla., builder has attended the show.