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U.S. YachtWorld brokers rang up $3.1B in 2008

Any way you look at 2008, it was a benchmark year, and all 2009 activities are going to be judged against it.

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With this in mind, here are some key 2008 YachtWorld.com numbers that will provide guidance as to how 2009 compares:

• As of Dec. 31 there were 1,498 U.S. brokerages and 1,037 international brokerages active on the site.

• During the course of the year, 55,200 new brokerage yachts were listed in the U.S., worth $18.9 billion.

• A total of 18,510 brokerage yachts were sold by U.S. brokers, worth $3.1 billion.

• May was the best month for sales, with 12 percent of the total volume, followed by July and April, each with 11 percent.

• The average daily number of U.S. page views was 918,000 and, on average, daily unique U.S. visitors totaled 35,000.

• The most popular day of the week for site visits was Monday, followed by Tuesday and Wednesday.

This article originally appeared in the February 2009 issue.

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