Dominion Marine Media portal Boats.com, the global online resource for boating enthusiasts, announced the launch of redesigned web portals in the United States, Canada and Australia.
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.
Longtime boater and marine industry executive Dave Patnaude recently launched eBoatBrokers.com, a new “one-stop” online boat brokerage, financing and insurance company.
U.S. yacht brokers sold 1,528 boats in December, completing a strong fourth quarter and an eighth straight month of improving sales compared with the same month in 2012.
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.
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