2017: A Year In Review

They say when you do what you love you'll never work a day in your life and that's exactly how the team here at HMY Yacht Sales feels. Each year cruises by quickly for us as we truly love helping each and every client achieve their goals of spending more time on the water in the boat of their dreams. As we look back on 2017, HMY would like to extend a sincere thank you to our clients for making another amazing year possible - a year that . 

that ended with a 4% increase in brokerage sales. While an unpredictable election year arguably resulted in a slight drop in overall units sold within the whole yacht industry, having a 21% increase in our average deal per boat led to a more profitable year overall. The brokerage success combined with strong sales on new Viking Yachts, Princess Yachts, and Cruisers Yachts, HMY ended 2016 with over 475 sales for over $400 million.
"We are thrilled with how 2016 turned out" says Tim Derrico, Director of Sales for HMY. "What is exciting is to see the momentum heading into January 2017. Our average deal increasing by more than 20% was not a fluke. We have the right team in place in the right offices in the busiest yachting destinations in the world and combined with our dominant marketing strategy, we are seeing all components of our business fire on all cylinders."
Both Sportfishing Yachts and Motor Yachts played an equally predominant role in this year's success. Pre-Owned Viking Yacht sales improved 6 units over 2015 and motor yachts over 90' improved by 3 units over last year.

Notable 90'+ Motor Yacht Sales in 2017:
Libra Star - 2008 Benetti 143'
Loose Ends - 1999 Delta 124' Tri-Deck
Savannah - 2001 Intermarine 118'
Bac O Booc - 2007 Bilgin 117' Custom
Cheers 46 - 2011 Azimut 116' MY
Feelin' Free - 2010 Westport 112' RPHMY
Elonora II - 2011 Princess 95' MY

Notable 60'+ Motor Yacht Sales in 2017:
two 75 Motor Yachts

Notable Viking and Sportfishing Yacht Sales in 2017:

When reflecting on the highlights of the past year, we always look back over every sold boat and feel grateful to be able to help our clients achieve their goals, but we also would like to take the time to mention some of the incredible 2017 events that HMY was blessed enough to take part in. The HMY team is filled with experienced anglers that have traveled the world extensively looking for trophy Marlin and other big-game fish, so being a sponsor in many of the local fishing tournaments fits perfectly within our lifestyle. Whether it's the Viking Yachts Key West Challenge, Mike Schmidt Winner's Circle Invitational, Skip Smith's tournament series, or one of the many others, HMY is always honored to sponsor these events in the name of charity. But that doesn't mean we also don't have some fun! Some of the best memories from this year include being premier event sponsors along with Viking for the Inaugural Emeril Lagassee Foundation Line Vine and Dine Sailfish Tournament as well as all the excitement of the Ocean Reef Cup. Our video team was there to capture the action at these two fun-filled events.

Of course it would be remiss to review 2017 without mentioning the superbowl of the yachting industry, the 2017 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This year the show was one of the busiest in recent memory with a record number of attendees and very strong sales both in new and brokerage yachts. If you missed it,

Over the past year there seemed to be an endless parade of new yacht launches that had us waiting on the edge of our seats for their public debuts. Take a look back at some of our absolute favorite new yacht premiers of the year 2017.
Viking Yachts 93 Motor Yacht
Okean Yachts 50 Flybridge
Cruisers Yachts 50 Cantius
Viking Yachts 44 Open 

According to Derrico, "2018 should prove to be a banner year with consumer sentiment way up. December ended extremely strong and we forsee the first 6 months of the year to be exceptional". While 2017 was memorable and meaningful for HMY, we are excited for another year of hard work and success with our valued Clients. Cheers to 2018!