Report: Signs of life in the superyacht industry

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Fourteen superyachts larger than 79 feet were sold in January at asking prices totally more than $113 million.

That compares to only four reported sales in January 2009 for about $33 million, according to a recent news report on

The largest transaction last month was a 192-foot Capri built by Lürssen Yachts and sold for $65 million by Moran Yacht & Ship, which is based in Fort Lauderdale and Moscow.

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Sales stagnate in March

Overall boat sales in March were slightly lower compared to last year and year-over-year growth was down by just over 1 percent, according to Statistical Surveys Inc., data that was gathered for 30 states.