Small but steady gains were the norm in the yacht brokerage market in the
U.S. and Europe during the third quarter of 2015. Brokerage members of
YachtWorld reported in their proprietary database, SoldBoats, that as a
group they were selling more boats, at a higher total value, than in the third
quarter of 2015.
Different segments were a little more volatile. Powerboat sales were down
in Europe and up in the U.S.; sailboat sales were lower in the U.S., but higher
in Europe. Superyacht sales drove higher total market spending in Europe,
but across the Atlantic, it was boats 36 to 79 feet pushing total value higher.