A Florida boat dealer faced a courtroom full of angry customers on Thursday who accused him of stealing from them, but he avoided jail time after promising to repay $312,000.
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.
Boat Trader displayed 101,514 used-boat listings at www.boattrader.com during the 12-month period from Dec. 1, 2012, through Nov. 30, and the category with the most listings — 22,204 — was the price range between $10,000 and $20,000.
The late 2000s generally will not be remembered as a good time for boat businesses since the real estate market crash dried up the net worth of many would-be boat owners.
The Egg Harbor Group chose United Yacht Sales LLC to represent the company’s full product line.
Brokerage boat sales in the United States climbed 18 percent in November as 1,983 boats were sold, a gain of almost 300 from the same month in 2012.
The U.K.-based Friday Media Group is launching BoatsandOutboards.com in the United States in light of success with BoatShop24.com in the United Kingdom.
Sales of brokerage boats in the United States rose in October to 2,318, a 4 percent gain from the same month a year earlier. Powerboat sales were key to the increase with 1,861 boats changing hands, an increase of 7 percent, according to YachtWorld member brokers reporting in their proprietary database SoldBoats.com. Sailboat sales fell…more
The U.S. brokerage market continued to exhibit strength in September as 2,549 boats changed hands, a 29 percent improvement in sales volume from the same month a year earlier. The number of boats sold was not only much higher than a year earlier, but it also was 353 boats above the five-year average for sales…more
The Gulf Coast Yacht Brokers Association, an affiliation of brokers and associate members from the marine industry in Texas, named a new president. David Hunt of Texas Power Yachts took the reins from past president Rex Bettis of Jay Bettis & Co. The nearly 30-year-old association has been active in several areas of the industry,…more
U.S. brokerage sales topped 3,000 boats for the fifth month in a row in August, finishing 9 percent ahead of the same month a year earlier. Aggregate totals from YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in SoldBoats.com, their proprietary database, were 3,066 boats sold — 256 more than in August 2012 — and $312.5 million changing hands,…more