Superyacht sales continue to drive improved sales figures for European brokerages through the first nine months of 2014, with the number of boats sold increasing by eight percent while the total price paid rose a whopping 31 percent. Almost 90 percent of the overall increase came from superyachts over 80 feet in length. Unit sales in this segment rose 25 percent to 131 yachts with total price increasing 68 percent to $912 million.
Other segments were less robust but still showed increases over 2013. Sales of yachts from 56 feet to 79 feet rose 11 percent while sales of mid size yachts from 26 to 45 feet grew by four percent. Sales of small boat from 46 to 55 feet showed better figures with an increased of 18 percent in units sold and average prices remaining level. The power section realized a 14 percent increase in units sold, tied to a 40 percent increase in total sales value. Sailing yachts had a minimal unit increase although total value increased nine percent.
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