Brokerage firm reports strong second quarter

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United Yacht Sales reported that sales increased 26 percent during the second quarter of 2019 compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company said in a statement that “positive marketing results,” 30 yacht brokers joining the company in the quarter and a strong brokerage market contributed to the gains. It did not release financial numbers.

"Not only did we see a nice uptick in the number of brokerage sales in the second quarter, but the overall value of each deal also increased," said Peter Schmidt, owner and CEO of United Yacht Sales, in the statement.

The company also reported an increase in unique visitors to Rob Bowman, marketing consultant for the company, said more than 150,000 visitors came to the site during the second quarter.

"Not only did we see a 28 percent increase in users compared to last year, but we also increased our traffic from Google and other search engines by double-digits,” Bowman said.


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