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Boathouse Auctions Launches Unique Online Yacht Auction Platform

September 7, 2018

FAIRFIELD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 7, 2018--As the 2018 fall boat show season kicks off, ., proudly announces the launch of its yacht auction platform focused exclusively on high-quality vessels.

“Whether it’s a client focused on the time value of money or alternative uses of capital”, said Jack Mahoney, co-founder of Boathouse Auctions, “or one with a life change or an eye on a new vessel, owners of high-quality yachts facing a sales cycle longer than desired have a dilemma – they’re faced with further price reductions or more hope.”

According to YachtWorld, the world’s largest yacht multiple listing website, average days on market for high-quality vessels often approaches and sometimes exceeds a year. This number rises sharply as vessel size increases. A recent YachtWorld Market Index reported vessels 46’ and larger averaged one year or more on the market, with 80’+ sailing vessels topping the chart at 867 days.

“Our premise is straightforward: if an owner knows their bottom line, as they typically do, why not bid the price up from there?” says Peter Amos, co-founder at Boathouse Auctions. “Rather than chasing a market in hopes of finding a single prospective buyer over a long period of time in a process that could have little urgency, why not consider an auction where prospective buyers compete over a six-week period?”

Working exclusively through yacht brokers, Boathouse Auctions solves the problem of time with a secure, private and transparent online auction approach, explained in this brief video by co-founder, Kevin Lohman.

Chad Roffers, Chairman of international luxury real estate company , agrees with the broker-loyal approach and need for liquidity, “Online auctions in high-end asset classes have risen sharply as owners of such assets look for time-certain solutions, valuing liquidity as an asset versus the reality of a long and uncertain sale process at a significant cost to carry.”

About Boathouse Auctions, Inc.

Boathouse Auctions provides vessel buyers with greater value, owners with liquidity and a time-sensitive solution, and brokers with commission protection in a private experience that’s efficient for all. See listings, submit vessels, and learn more at:

https://BoathouseAuctions.com/

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CONTACT: Boathouse Auctions

Jack Mahoney, 203-405-5550

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Jack@BoathouseAuctions.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CONNECTICUT

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: LUXURY TRAVEL CRUISE GENERAL SPORTS RETAIL SPORTS

SOURCE: Boathouse Auctions, Inc.

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