Brokers, refit & repair
Beside the charter companies must be considered the brokers activity which is to sell boats, new and/or used.
The brokers also offer the possibility of concluding leasing contracts for the purchase of the boat. the customers of the brokers are especially Italian, and about 80% of them prefer buying yachts and boats, but however no longer than 24 meters.
In Sicily there are totally 4,103 boats, of which 686 are sailboats, 3,413 are motorboats and 3 are ships, longer than 24 meters.
The presence of these boats requires ordinary and extraordinary maintenance and repairs, giving a positive input to the development of local shipbuilding and, in the same time, to the retailers of accessories and materials necessary to repair the boats which can be of different nature: electrical, electronics, upholstery etc..