SEPTEMBER SAILBOAT BROKERAGE SALES REPORT – UP!
YachtWorld.com’s Editorial Director John Burnham reports that the brokerage sailboat market took an uptick in September when, for the first time this year, more sailboats were sold in a one-month period than in the same month a year earlier. The report noted that total valuation of all boats sold was still lower, but only by 10 percent, due largely to slower sales among boats larger than 46 feet.
Monthly data from broker members of YachtWorld.com showed that, for the fourth consecutive month, slightly more than 500 boats were sold. Total sales in September were 524 boats, as compared to 501 boats a year ago. Year-to-date sales remain 23 percent behind '08, and total valuation of sales for the year is off by a third.
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