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Yacht ownership, charter operations and federal tax matters

ybaa.com — For some, the allure of tropical breezes, calm waters and retirement aboard a beautiful new yacht travelling the world seems satisfying. For others, the slow boat to nowhere may not be enough, and to offset the restless pursuit of tranquility (and, frankly, expenses), a charter strategy is introduced to yacht ownership and operations.

U.S. brokerage sales improve in February

ybaa.com — The U.S. brokerage market made a gain in February, with 1,652 boats sold, up almost 100 boats from January's slow start to the year, and a 3 percent increase over February 2014 volume. According to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in SoldBoats.com, the total value of boats sold was $209 million, a 1 percent increase compared to the previous February.

19 organizations participating in this year's Youth Sailing Open House on March 28

threesheetsnw.com — If you're trying to decide what's the best way to get your children learning and having fun on the water this summer, look no further than the Youth Sailing Open House on March 28th at Mt. Baker Sailing and Rowing Center at Stan Sayres Park.

Keeping an eye on the weather

boatus.com — Back in the days of iron men and wooden ships, weather predictions were made with a barometer, good eyesight (a weather eye), and maybe a little intuition. Today's mariner is more likely to predict the weather by glancing down at a computer screen than up at the sky.

Generate more listings & sell more boats

associationdatabase.com — There's a saying in the industry; "If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it themselves." In truth, it's not so easy to sell a boat or find a boat that is a good match for you on your own. It takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources. If you are ready to buy or sell a boat, a Yacht Sales Professional can help turn your dreams into reality.

Keeping your boat afloat

www.boatus.com — Three decades ago, Max Fletcher, then in his 20s, was getting ready to captain a Westsail 32 from New Zealand back to the East Coast of the United States by way of the Southern Ocean and Cape Horn. He happened to meet up with sailing legend Eric Hiscock who had completed three circumnavigations of the globe with his wife Susan, the first in the early 1950s. When Fletcher asked for advice about his upcoming voyage, Hiscock replied, "Keep the water out!"

Three key factors that determine business and sales success

associationdatabase.com — The following three factors are critical to success in business and sales and if you have these in place, your success is virtually guaranteed: Mindset; Skillset; Activity level.

U.S. brokerage sales gain strength in October

associationdatabase.com — The U.S. market for brokerage boats improved in October, notably in sales of boats longer than 36 feet; the segment grew 10 percent compared to October 2013, with 829 boats sold. Including all smaller boats, a total of 2,304 boats were sold in October, which was 1 percent below the previous year, according to YachtWorld member brokers reporting in SoldBoats.com.

What can a yacht sales professional do for me?

ybaa.com — There's a saying in the industry; "If it was so easy, everyone would be doing it themselves." In truth, it's not so easy to sell a boat or find a boat that is a good match for you on your own. It takes time, commitment, know-how, and the right resources. If you are ready to buy or sell a boat, a Yacht Sales Professional can help turn your dreams into reality.

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