John Burnham, YachtWorld.com
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Brokerage sales fall 12% in July; prices up among smaller boats
In July the number of boats sold through U.S. brokerage firms fell 12 percent, a deeper recurrence of a scenario that has played out several times in 2017 when comparing monthly sales figures against the previous year.
Brokerage sales fall 6 percent in May; sales value increases
Was it merely the cold, wet weather? U.S. brokerage sales continued to be weaker this spring as 3,088 boats were sold in May, 6 percent fewer than in the same month last year.
Boat sales strong in March for second consecutive year
Last year the recreational boating industry was celebrating its best March results since 2008 — sales gains of 21 percent in the main powerboat segments and 20 percent industrywide.
Brokerage sales fall 3 percent in April; sailboat sales trending lower
After higher-volume sales to begin the year, U.S. yacht brokers have reported slightly lower sales in recent months. Volume declined by 82 boats in April as sales slipped from 2,916 to 2,834, a 3 percent shift.
Brokerage sales up 3 percent for quarter
There were smiles on the faces of many brokers during the first quarter this year. After moderate gains in January and February, U.S. brokerage market volume eased slightly in March, but total volume for the three months was 3 percent higher than in 2016 at 5,709.
DataTracker: States in search of center consoles
Center console models were the most viewed class on Boat Trader last year. Site visitors looked at listings for center consoles, new and used, about 12.7 million times, nearly double the 6.5 million times that boats in the No. 2 class, power cruisers, were viewed.
Brokerage sales declined in 2016; sales value rose
For the third year running, U.S. yacht brokers reached the end of December with fewer boats sold than the year before.
Brokerage sales flat in November; sales value declines
U.S. brokerage sales volume of 1,858 boats in November was in line with recent years — lower by 11 boats, or 1 percent, compared with the previous November.
Brokerage sales drop again in October; prices paid increase
U.S. brokerage sales declined in October for the second month in a row, falling 9 percent as 2,029 boats were sold.
Brokerage sales fall in September and 3Q; prices paid increase
U.S. brokerage sales volume in September was 4 percent lower than the previous September.
DataTracker: Top 10 boat classes viewed seasonally
During the last 12 months, millions of visitors to Boat Trader have seen new and used-boat listings, and the most popular class was consistently center consoles.
Brokerage sales rise in August; new boats gain share
U.S. brokerage sales reported by YachtWorld member brokers rose 2 percent in August to 2,983 boats from the same month last year, the first monthly uptick since April.
DataTracker: Ranger, Triton top-viewed used brands
We’re taking a different look at the most-viewed boat brands on Boat Trader for the 12-month period that ended June 30, focusing this time on used freshwater fishing brands.
DataTracker: Sea Ray, Bayliner are top-viewed brands
This month we show which brands’ listings received the most views by consumers searching for boats on the site during the 12-month period through the end of June.
DataTracker: Four brands remain most commonly listed
Sea Ray, Bayliner, Chaparral and Yamaha models were the most commonly listed used boats for sale on Boat Trader during the 12-month period that ended March 31.
Brokerage sales increase in April; total value falls
U.S. yacht brokerage sales increased seasonally in April and remained ahead of their 2015 pace for the second month in a row.
Brokerage sales picked up in March after slow 2016 start
After a couple of sluggish months, brokerage sales in the U.S. got a positive bounce in March, gaining 10 percent from March 2015, with 2,443 boats sold.