United Yacht Sales, the world's largest professional yacht brokerage firm with more than 165 yacht brokers worldwide, reported that sales increased 26% in the second quarter of 2019 compared with the same quarter in 2018. The increase in overall sales was attributed to positive marketing results, an influx of new yacht brokers joining the company, and an overall strong brokerage market for United. In January, United reported that brokerage sales grew 40 percent in 2018 compared to 2017.
"Not only did we see a nice uptick in the number of brokerage sales in the second quarter, but the overall value of each deal also increased," said Peter Schmidt, owner and CEO of United Yacht Sales. "We are seeing a lot of new brokers wanting to join United. Alliance Marine of the Chesapeake recently joined us, they are a fantastic organization in Maryland. More than 30 new brokers have joined United worldwide since the first of the year."
The United Support Team also reported an increase in the amount of unique visitors to UnitedYacht.com. "The 2nd quarter saw well over 150,000 users visit the website and search for a yacht," said Rob Bowman, Marketing Consultant for United Yacht Sales. "Not only did we see a 28% increase in users compared to last year, but we also increased our traffic from Google and other search engines by double-digits. We are capturing more real estate online and are using a variety of digital marketing efforts to help sell our clients' listings more efficiently."
There were several notable Sportfish Yacht brokerage sales in the 2nd quarter which helped contribute significantly to the second quarter results:
- 2015 Viking Yachts 76'
- 2006 Jim Smith 68'
- 1997 Merritt 58'
- 1988 Garlington 58'
- 2006 Viking Yachts 56'
- 1983 Rybovich 55'
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