American sales of brokerage boats rebounded in the second quarter of 2014 to a total of 10,130 boats sold. That number, however, still lagged 3 percent behind total sales for the same time period in 2013, although total value was 3 percent higher at $1.24 billion.
Sales of powerboats declined by 280 units as 8,460 were sold. Sailboat sales were level at 1,670 boats. Total price paid improved for each category with powerboats up 2 percent to $1.11 billion and sailboats up 5 percent to $130 million.
During the first six months of 2014, total units sold by brokers declined to 15,815 boats old when compared with the same period in 2013. Aggregate price paid dropped 8 percent to $1.96 million. Valuation of super yachts of more than 80 feet in length, however, skewed market strength, delivering a $179 million drop in total price, even though the number of units sold was virtually the same as in 2013. Total price for all other bots sold rose from $1.40 billion to $1.42 billion.
Unit sales for boats over 45 feet in length were strong, particularly for those 56 to 79 feet. In this segment, 404 boats were sold, a 9 percent gain over the first half of 2013. For boats 26 to 35 feet, sales declined 6 percent, although average final sale improved from $55,574 to $58,547.