Overall yacht brokerage sales for the second quarter of 2014 have shown improvement in the United States and Europe. Continuing strong first quarter sales, the European market continued strong during the second quarter, easily surpassing 2013 figures. The American market started slowing during the first three months, but because of strong 2013 second quarter sales, remained several percentage points behind.
Level or slightly stronger pricing in the United States continued, with the superyacht sales moving ahead during the second quarter and contributing to a slight overall gain in the total value of boats sold. Unit sales continue to improve in Europe, with powerboats outpacing sailboats.