Brokerage group sells 24 boats in one day

Original:'s Yacht Brokerage Group sold a record 24 boats in one day last week.

The boats, sold July 20 by the U.K.-based firm, ranged from a 16.5-meter Bruce Roberts Euro 1600 to a Hunter Duette sailboat.

"We can't put our finger on exactly why we had good boat sales last Monday. Generally we have been very busy since the start of 2009, and we keep breaking our records month on month," said Neil Chapman, managing director of, in a statement.

The Yacht Brokerage Group was founded in 1999 and now has more than 70 offices around the world, according to information on the site.

"The Boatshed brand has grown hugely over the last few years, and in certain areas we are now seeing Boatshed as the preferred local broker of choice," said Marcy Chapman, from the Yacht Brokerage Group. "We are launching our new-look Web site, which is really making a good impact."


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