Sailboats make up a third of West Coast sales

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During February, 1,325 boats worth $131,768,711 were sold in the United States. West Coast brokers — those in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington — sold 254 boats (19 percent of the total) worth $23,275,725 (18 percent of the total value).

These are coastal states with deep water, which will account for the fact that 28 percent (100) of all 36-feet-and-up boats sold in the U.S in February were sold in this region. Brokers on the West Coast sold 14 percent (61 boats) of the national total of 450 boats of less than 26 feet and 18 percent (93 boats) of the national total of 515 boats sold between 26 and 35 feet.

The average value of a powerboat sold on the West Coast was $104,701, and the average value of a sailboat was $68,730. For comparison, the average value of a powerboat sold in Florida in February was $203,911, and the average value of a sailboat was $79,793. The national average value for a powerboat was $108,868, and the national average for a sailboat was $61,228.

Thirty-six percent of West Coast sales were sailboats, compared to the 3-to-1 power-to-sail national average. Mexico and the Baja peninsula have long been attractions for sailors, while sailboats accounted for only 15 percent of Florida sales.

Next month we will compare the Gulf States to the national totals.

This article originally appeared in the April 2009 issue.

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