July Boat Sales Hit Rough Seas, but it's Smooth Sailing at POP

Updated 10:06 AM ET, Tue August 19, 2014
July Boat Sales Hit Rough Seas, but it's Smooth Sailing at POP
July marks the seventh month in 2014 that has seen a dip in boat sales across the brokerage business, compared to 2013 numbers. Once again, however, POP Yachts posted huge growth in July, blowing away the industry statistics this entire year.

According to Trade Only Today, an industry news website, a total of 3,287 boats sold in July to the tune of $297 million. In 2013, however, 3,569 boats sold for $300 million. While boats 26 to 35 feet saw the largest drop (15 percent) and those under 26 feet dropped 8 percent, boats 46 to 55 feet were a bright spot, selling at a rate 19 percent higher than last year's. Read the entire article here.

But let's take a look, as we have done in previous months, at how POP Yachts' sales have grown over the past several years, showing a drastic difference from the brokerage industry as a whole.

July 2011: 23 units sold
July 2012: 45 units sold
July 2013: 115 units sold
July 2014: 148 units sold

As you can see, our sales have grown dramatically since 2011, and POP Yachts has managed to maintain significant growth at the rate of 23 percent from 2013 to 2014 alone. So what are we doing that the rest of the industry isn't? We treat our sellers and buyers differently. We have an unprecedented agreement with sellers that states that we don't get paid until their boat sells, and they may sell their boat on their own if we don't get it sold for them first.

Also, when buyers come to us, they'll see a huge amount of inventory in our listings. At press time, we have 5,283 listings available for sale. And not only do we have a large amount of boats listed, we also have a huge variety of boats at nearly every price point. Just give our search box a try. You'll find 539 Sea Rays, 96 Carvers, 199 Bayliners, 119 Chris-Crafts and 64 Boston Whalers. You can also search for model types, like walkarounds, center consoles or many others.

If you're ready for a personalized tour of our listings or some help narrowing your search, visit our contact us page or simply give us a call at 941-257-0111. We look forward to helping you find the exact boat you're looking for. Chances are, it's already in our vast inventory.

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