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February 1, 2010 / riyachtbroker

Yacht Newsletter February 2010

                                                                                                  February, 2010
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n this newsletter:

Spring is on the way (even if the weather doesn’t show it just yet) the buying community has suddenly
 sprung to life. The number of inquiries on boat listings is up several fold. If you want to sell your boat, this is the time to have it on the market. A marked change from the previous 12 months.
 Ever wanted to captain a tanker or other large ship? Check out the Ship Simulator it’s very cool.

If you ever wondered how much time Captain Sullenberger had before he ditched in the Hudson,  there’s a simulator for that too. OK, maybe it wasn’t a boat, but it ended up like one – fortunately.
Some great videos taken by James Douglass while kite boarding and wind surfing. Once on his site you can see several different videos he’s taken. If you’re not an aficionado of the sports, maybe this will pique your interest.

Ever wonder what happens to all those plastic bottles? Enter The Plastiki. A boat made entirely from them.
Great web site. We really should be more aware of things we can do to improve our environment – especially our waters. It’s our playground, and for some, our workplace. Let’s keep it clean.


  Brokerage sales end the year with solid gains

Posted on January 11, 2010
Last year ended with a bang for many yacht brokerages, according to reports of sales by member brokers in the database that they share.

Echoing strong sales in November, 1,716 brokerage boats were sold in December, which was 52 percent higher than the same month in 2008. The total valuation of boats sold increased as well, by 64 percent, to $244 million.

One key to December’s gains was in the big-boat market. While all size categories showed 35 percent or greater increases in unit sales, a 93 percent increase for boats longer than 55 feet buoyed the whole market. Notably, that swing drove values up in a big way – $64 million in 2008 sales became $112 million in 2009.

The strong finish meant that unit sales for all of 2009 showed a very slight 1.5 percent improvement, after being well behind 2008 through the first half of the year. Although 27,250 boats were recorded as sold, compared to 26,828 boats in 2008, the boats sold were generally smaller and their total valuation was lower by 14 percent – $2.7 billion in 2009 compared to nearly $3.2 billion in 2008.

A more detailed report on 2009 brokerage sales, including sales recaps from six regional markets, will appear in the February 2010 issue of Soundings Trade Only.

This 42′ Cruisers is in immaculate shape. Shown by appointment only, this boat is located on the Rhode island West Bay. The interior on this boat looks like it just came out of the showroom.
Built with the cherry interior and lighting upgrade, this is truly a boat for those that take pride in their vessel. A galley with plenty of room for the most particular of chefs with a full refrigerator, wine cabinet, convection oven, microwave and plenty of storage for planning parties of just about any size. If entertaining is part of your boating experience, this galley is fully equipped for your enjoyment.

To arrange to see this boat contact Larry Rutter, Robert Christopher Yachts  401-338-3554


 24′ Cape Codder
24′ Cobia 234CC
24′ Grady White Explorer
 25′ Pursuit 2470
25′ Sea Ox
26′ Osprey Long Cabin
26′ PennYan
27′ Boston Whaler
27′ Monterey 276 Express
27′ SeaRay Amberjack
28′ SeaRay
28′ SeaRay 280 Sundancer
28′ SeaRay Sundancer
 30′ Campion Allante 925i
30′ Cape Dory Ketch
30′ Rampage
 31 Sea Ray
31′ Rampage
 32′ SeaRay
33′ Tiara Express
34′ Baja WB 340
35′ Bayliner Avanti
 35′ Formula
35′ Island Packet
42′ Cruisers
42′ Wellcraft Excalibur
50′ Ocean Yachts 50SS
 25′ Trophy WA
 27′ Albin
 34′ Silverton
29′ Aquasport
As you can see, there’s a lot more activity taking place.

That’s it for another Newsletter – the season is not far away. I’m ready.
Stay safe out there – even if it’s on the roads until Spring.

  Best Regards,
  Larry Rutter
  Robert Christopher Yachts


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