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2020 and 2021, 2 incredible years for the second hand boat market in France.

 

Against all odds considering the sanitary situation, the second hand boat market in France was exceptional in 2020. All sales records were beaten.

Compared to 2019, the sales of second hand sailing boats did indeed increase by 41% (10 975 transactions in 2019, 15 553 transactions in 2020) and the sales of powerboats increased by 27 % (49 216 transactions in 2019, 62 575 transactions in 2020).

The segment of sailing boats between 10 to 12 m made a 53 % progress !

The main reason for this enthusiasm for second hand boats was the possibility to spend holidays in France and enjoy time off with a leisure that had not really been impacted by the sanitary restrictions. On top of that the French factories had almost stopped their production lines between Mars and September 2020. The boat manufacturers could not ensure all their deliveries, therefore numerous clients turned to the second hand boat market.

The direct consequence for 2021 is that the fleet of boats for sale has considerably reduced and there are currently few offers on the market, while the demand is still very strong… 2021 will be another incredible year for the second hand boat market.

For all boating professionals, this enthusiasm is very reassuring for the future: 10 years ago, marketing geniuses explained to us that sailing, an “owner’s” leisure, was outdated and that shared ownership would come to modify the habits and cause a gradual erosion of the market… we have witnessed the exact opposite, sailing is a leisure that attracts more and more people, in full ownership or rental.

Sale of second hand sailing boats and power boats over 8 meters in France, from 2008 to 2018

Antipode recruits

1 Yacht Broker

> Permanent full-time

> Based in Vannes, France

> Fluent English required

> Personal practice of sailing, cruising or racing

> Extensive travel West of France, car provided

1 Commercial Assistant

> Permanent full-time or part-time to be agreed with the candidate

> Based in Vannes, France

> Fluent English required

> Personal practice of sailing, cruising or racing

> Extensive travel in Britain, car provided

Contact

Jérôme Le Joubioux : + 33 6 07 45 71 73

jerome@antipode-yachts.com