State of the Catamaran Brokerage Industry

Where we were last year, what’s changed this year, and how to make it work in your favor! 


This year at the Miami Boat Show there was a lot of buzz on the docks. Normally the chatter is about the latest and greatest boats or equipment but this year it was all about one thing... The economy and the state of the industry. It’s a boat show so as usual according to most yacht brokers, everything is going great, but here at The Catamaran Company, we have always found that telling it straight works better for our customers. The plain truth the way we see it is that we are in a vastly different market in the catamaran business than we were just 12 months ago. 

New Inventory

As a seller, it is important to be realistic about your expectations. If you overprice your boat today, you will scare actual Buyers away. You could very well be sitting in 90 days'' time wishing you had accepted the first offer you received but rejected it as you perceived it to be too low.

Buyers are looking at the lowest-priced boat first and will use that price as the benchmark for their offer on any of the other boats they decide to make an offer on. If your boat sits around on the market for too long, it will get stale and Buyers will start to ignore it. 

As a Buyer, you are going to be able to get more bang for your buck. Don''t rush! Work with your broker and make him do his homework. Ask how many of those models he sold previously. Ask for price comparisons. Ask if he has any owners considering selling. Use a broker you can trust. 

Price Cuts

$93,889,860 worth of boats sold in 2022. That’s 131 boats in one year!

Contact Us

Staley Weidman

 Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Brent Hermann

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Terry Grover

Kemah, Texas

Chris Block

Kemah, Texas

Caroline Laviolette

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Peter Gulick 

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Howard Clarke

Grenada, West Indie

Mike Auton 

St. Petersburg, FL

Michael Harris

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Hank Hampton

St. Thoma, USVI

Brian Anderson

St. Petersburg, FL

Peter Pieschel

 St. Thomas, USVI

John Anderson

St. Augustine, FL

Doug Thompson Charleston, SC

Emma Signat

Annapolis, MD

Dave Brotherton

San Diego, CA

Barth Levine

Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Mark Herdman

Tourettes, France


Click here to get in touch with one of our experts so you can make sure you get the best deal. ï»¿

At the end of the day the most important thing you can do to get the best deal, whether you are buying or selling, is to work with a broker who will tell you the true state of the market. With 18 qualified brokers working for you, each with over 10 years of industry experience, you will be in exceptionally capable hands!

When you are ready for your foray into yacht ownership check out our step-by-step guide for what to expect when you are dealing with professional yacht brokers.


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