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Spring Listing Update

03 March

In the last 30 days we have seen high traffic and more serious buyers, and the boats that are “sell ready” and are priced right are getting contracts and subsequently sold. As I write this, we have contracted a record 28 boats in the first two months of 2013.

Our major boat show of the year, the Southwest International Boat Show www.southwestinternationalboatshow.com   is fast approaching and we will have a substantial presence at the show with 7 brokers and a support team who will be working the show vigorously.  We saw many brokerage boats come under contract last year from the people we met at the show.

We also just got back from a well-attended Miami boat show. Most vendors and boat builders, in both power and sail, that we spoke with were optimistic and felt that the market was starting to turn a corner. With supplies of the repos and give away deals fading and the shortage of new boats being built the last 3-4 years, buyers are having to start looking harder and harder to find the right used boat. The Florida brokers also seemed to reiterate what we have been also seeing;  buyers just being tired of waiting. It was very interesting to see how when the buyers decide to start buying again it seems to happen more nationally, not just locally. In reality our TX market never died as bad as the FL market did.

One thing we would like to point out  is that LYS/TPY as a whole has a lot more aggressive marketing in place than a lot of other brokerages in the US. Few are using as detailed listings or as many photographs as we are and even fewer have videos of over 90% of their boats as we do. Other marketing items like  the open house that we held here at LYS/TPY last Saturday which brought in about 80 to 90 people set us apart from every other brokerage and  keeps people coming back to LYS/TPY and that keeps our listings fresh in their minds. We even took time while in Florida to update the photos and videos of the boats we have over there.

In short, our assessment going into the spring season  is that it will be very active. Also the time is now  to make sure your listing is well positioned in both price and condition in order to take maximum advantage.  We are here to work for you to get your boat sold.

 

Below you will find the traffic count for the last 30 days for LYS and TPY, a partial list of where we are spending our ad budget, our YouTube traffic count, and a look at some of the brokerage ads we have been running.

 

Boat Impressions Report for Little Yacht Sales: (Jan 24, 2013 – Feb 24, 2013)

LINKS ARE DISABLED

Total

YachtWorld

boats.com

Boat

42958

40623

2335

Total Count

1519

1518

1

41′ Lord Nelson 41 Boat ID:2454178

1487

1479

8

27′ Pacific Seacraft Orion 27 Boat ID:2498975  Under Contract

1332

1317

15

58′ Alden Boothbay Explorer Boat ID:2537891

1236

1224

12

36′ Tiburon (Cabo Rico) 36 Center Cockpit Boat ID:2467011

1226

1220

6

41′ Hans Christian 41T Boat ID:2506285

1186

1185

1

39′ Allied Mistress Boat ID:2377262

1162

1155

7

38′ Fountaine Pajot Athena Boat ID:2491171   Under Contract

1150

1147

3

27′ Pacific Seacraft Orion Boat ID:2488280

1122

1120

2

40′ Robertson Caine Leopard 40 Catamaran Boat ID:2547999   Under Contract

1041

1039

2

52′ Irwin 52 Boat ID:2535909

1037

1034

3

43′ Mason 43 Boat ID:2391624

1018

1017

1

32′ Beneteau First 32 Boat ID:2359113

1001

985

16

42′ Irwin Ketch Boat ID:2562664

903

899

4

40′ Passport 40 Boat ID:2453463

859

856

3

42′ Vagabond 42 Center Cockpit Boat ID:2464609

838

837

1

52′ Beneteau 523 (owners version) Boat ID:2297217

782

777

5

40′ Bristol 40 (2012 survey) Boat ID:2537742

729

727

2

32′ Beneteau 321 Boat ID:2407488    Under Contract

717

712

5

43′ Endeavour 43 Boat ID:2499579

707

695

12

38′ Islander Freeport Boat ID:2467618  

702

696

6

47′ CT (Ta Chaio) 47 Center Cockpit Boat ID:2406963

666

661

5

30′ Cape Dory Boat ID:2536932

635

625

10

34′ Pacific Seacraft 34 Boat ID:2517096

628

622

6

40′ Pacific Seacraft Crealock 40 Boat ID:2445902

600

598

2

40′ Caliber 40 Boat ID:2474280

586

583

3

30′ Bristol 29.9 Boat ID:2543404

583

582

1

30′ Catalina 30 Boat ID:2389123

562

559

3

44′ Pacific Seacraft 44 SOLD Boat ID:2538917

557

554

3

25′ Catalina 250 Wing Keel Boat ID:2517813

555

550

5

37′ Beneteau First 375 Boat ID:2513378

550

545

5

44′ Bavaria OCEAN SOLD Boat ID:2492142

537

533

4

47′ Catalina 470 Boat ID:2407487

534

532

2

47′ Catalina 470 Boat ID:2504828

527

525

2

50′ Beneteau Cyclades 50 Boat ID:2541093

517

512

5

35′ Island Packet 350 Boat ID:2558695

512

512

44′ Catalina 445 Boat ID:2363716

487

486

1

31′ Pearson 31 Boat ID:2286623

482

481

1

25′ Catalina 250 Boat ID:2523472

473

470

3

33′ Hobie 33 Boat ID:2379038

470

468

2

42′ Sabre 426 SOLD Boat ID:2472468

467

462

5

38′ Beneteau Oceanis 381 Boat ID:2286709

463

447

16

42′ Cheoy Lee Golden Wave SOLD Boat ID:2361273

462

456

6

27′ Pearson 27 Boat ID:2523991

456

450

6

42′ Whitby 42 Center cockpit (refit 2011) Boat ID:2447364

456

454

2

36′ Catalina 36 Boat ID:2516648

431

428

3

30′ Catalina 30 Mk III Boat ID:2498833

395

392

3

41′ Beneteau 411 (3 Cabin-genset-A/C) Boat ID:2521164   Under Contract

389

388

1

36′ Beneteau 361 Boat ID:2471952

378

376

2

40′ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 40 DS Boat ID:2535586

337

333

4

28′ Catalina 1997 28′ MK II Tall Rig Boat ID:2546063

330

326

4

41′ Hunter 410 Boat ID:2339613

330

328

2

46′ Beneteau 46 Boat ID:2373520

320

315

5

34′ Beneteau 343 Boat ID:2463429    Under Contract

316

309

7

36′ Hunter 36 Vision Boat ID:2503041

306

305

1

32′ Catalina 320 Boat ID:2555346

303

303

36′ Catalina 36 MkII Boat ID:2548002

298

289

9

35′ Catalina 355 LYS Texas Edi. (on order) Boat ID:2502624

293

293

44′ Beneteau Oceanis 440 Boat ID:2532756

255

245

10

28′ Newport 28 MKII Boat ID:2510862

250

249

1

42′ Hunter 420 Boat ID:2548220

247

232

15

31′ Catalina 315 Boat ID:2524966

239

238

1

40′ C&C 121 Boat ID:2286712

237

237

31′ Hunter 310 Boat ID:2552270

224

222

2

39′ Beneteau 393 Boat ID:2289030

187

185

2

33′ Hunter 33.5 Boat ID:2509751

120

113

7

38′ Catalina 385 Boat ID:2563162

117

117

42′ Sabre 426 Boat ID:2454099

90

90

30′ Cape Dory 30 SOLD Boat ID:2336897

84

84

43′ Hans Christian 43T Boat ID:2382055

84

84

36′ Catalina 36 Boat ID:2570253

82

82

47′ Catalina 470 Boat ID:2399269

Boat Impressions Report for Texas Power Yachts: (Jan 24, 2013 – Feb 24, 2013)

LINKS ARE DISABLED

Total

YachtWorld

boats.com

Boat

7555

7421

134

Total Count

1636

1634

2

47′ Custom Trawler Boat ID:2384246

488

485

3

37′ Great Harbour 37 Boat ID:2444242

411

406

5

43′ Bayliner 4388 Mid Cabin MY Boat ID:2541092 Under Contract

361

357

4

39′ Mainship 350-390 Trawler (TWIN 170s) Boat ID:2508165

348

342

6

28′ New Cutwater 28 (In Stock) Boat ID:2464892

335

331

4

56′ Matthews 56 (Fibreglass Hull) Boat ID:2284915

331

325

6

42′ Grand Bank 42 Classic Boat ID:2537187

301

296

5

26′ Cutwater 26 Boat ID:2464894

258

254

4

30′ New Cutwater 30 Boat ID:2560301

253

247

6

35′ Carver 350 Boat ID:2525061

240

235

5

36′ Carver 36 Aft Cabin Boat ID:2540107

222

219

3

30′ Mainship Pilot 30 Boat ID:2545443  Under Contract

213

211

2

56′ Hatteras 56 Motor Yacht Boat ID:2565582

204

200

4

46′ Bertram 46 Convertible Boat ID:2513547

190

187

3

53′ Carver 530 Voyager Pilothouse Boat ID:2512800

179

174

5

26′ Twin Vee Pilot House Boat ID:2360098

167

163

4

34′ Mainship Sedan Boat ID:2561461  Under Contract

141

134

7

36′ Grady-White 360 Express Boat ID:2454608

131

127

4

34′ Luhrs Flybridge Sedan Boat ID:2373218

128

123

5

43′ Carver 430 Cockpit Motor Yacht Boat ID:2541590

127

124

3

28′ Carver 280 Boat ID:2388101

115

111

4

22′ Grady-White 225 Tournament Boat ID:2542492

103

97

6

21′ Aluminum Chamber Boat ID:2558756

99

96

3

46′ Sea Ray 460 Sundancer Boat ID:2558752

94

91

3

42′ Carver 406 MotorYacht Boat ID:2560170

89

87

2

39′ Silverton 392 Motor Yacht Boat ID:2430126

81

78

3

36′ Meridian 368 Motoryacht Boat ID:2303909

78

77

1

35′ Carver 350 Mariner Boat ID:2549658

74

74

32′ Cruisers Yachts 320 Express Boat ID:2520600  Under Contract

74

71

3

31′ Formula 31 PC Boat ID:2546332

69

65

4

28′ Boston Whaler 285 Conquest. Boat ID:2545184

Here are a few of the outlets we utilize in advertising your boat:

South Shore Harbor Newsletter,

Lakewood Yacht Club News,

 

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