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The Berthon Market Report 2023

The Berthon Market Report is an annual publication where the Berthon Sales Group team review the previous year and give their take on the international yachting market. There are articles from all five Berthon offices across two continents, the UK, France, Sweden, Spain and the USA. Our Service and Guardiennage Team in Mallorca, at the heart of the Mediterranean yachting scene, also write.

We also have guest writers who are experts in their field and for the 2023 Report, we have articles covering VAT, yacht shipping, and yacht finance that are informative and current.

No Berthon Market Report would be complete without the Cool Board – our take on developments, new yachts and events that we think are deeply cool.

Since the extraordinary rise in yacht sales from 2020 known by many as the Covid bump, we write about what is happening with interest and sales now, as well as about information delivery in our market and how the yacht sales process has developed and changed. Finally, the Berthon forecast has a stab at predicting what we may see in the market in 2023.

The Market Report 2023 by Sue Grant
Sailing Yacht Review by Alan McIlroy; Footnote by Harry Lightfoot
Motor Yacht Review by Hugh Rayner; Footnote by Harry Hamson, on Windy Brokerage
Performance Yacht Review by Ben Cooper
New Motor Yacht Sales by Robert Steadman
A word from Michael White, affectionately known by the team as Chalky
Berthon USA Review by Jennifer Stewart, Alan Baines, Bill Rudkin, Mark von Drashek and Peter Houghton
Berthon France Review by Isabelle Skaf
Berthon Spain Review Service & Refit by Rowan Fairbrass
Berthon Spain Review Yacht Sales by Simon Turner, Ben Toogood and Nathalie Miquel-Elcano
Berthon Scandinavia Review by Magnus Kullberg
Solaris Review by Richard Baldwin and Alan McIlroy
VAT / Customs – A Brave New World by Simon Anslow
Keep Calm and Carry on Yachting by Sue Grant
Yacht Transport by Mike Herrebrugh, Sevenstar Yacht Transport
COOL to the point of freezing
Harry Camera @ Berthon by Sue Grant
Yacht Finance in 2023 – Close Brothers, Aviation and Marine by James Crew, Marine Sales Director
Information Overload by Sue Grant
Yacht Sales in the 21st Century by Sue Grant
2023 Berthon Forecast by Sue Grant

Full Market Report Download

We invite you to dive in and we hope that you find it an informative, but above all fun read.