LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Tracker has moved into first place on the boats.com power top-20 new boat list while Sea Ray has retained its top spot in the pre-owned category.
These manufacturers rankings for February are based on the most popular consumer searches by brands, new and pre-owned, and were released by boats.com in a statement yesterday.
The boats.com Top 20 list is published monthly and reflects traffic data on all manufacturers and models available on boats.com Inc.'s Net Access Program.
"Understanding the methodology used to arrive at these numbers is crucial to their acceptance as reliable indicators," said Paul Rabe, president, CEO and co-founder, boats.com Inc. "The new boat brands are our NetAccess partners and reflect where a consumer has gone in our site to specifically search for a brand. It is much more reflective of real consumer interest than just reporting general searches which may bring up multiple brands and not report what consumers are truly interested in."
Lund was second on the boats.com power top-20 list, while Lowe entered January’s list in third place. Other new entries this month included: Nitro (seventh); Sun Tracker (12th); Ranger (14th); Mako (18th); Hurricane (19th) and Seaswirl in 20th.
On the boats.com power top-20 list, pre-owned, there was no change in the top seven places: Sea Ray (first); Bayliner (second); Wellcraft (third); Carver (fourth); Chris-Craft (fifth); Boston Whaler (sixth) and Grady White in seventh.
Jeanneau tops new sailboat top 20 list
On the boats.com sailing top-20 list, new, Jeanneau moved up 3 places into first place with Laser moving into second, Beneteau third, X-Yachts fourth and American Sail rounding out the top 5. New entries included Dufour (15th), Cabo Rico (16th), Solaris (17th), Catana (18th), Peter Nicholls Steelboats (19th) and Voyage in 20th place.
There was no change in the top five of the boats.com sailing top-20 list, pre-owned. Catalina was first, Beneteau and Hunter were second and third respectively while Pearson was fourth and C&C fifth.
BOATS.COM POWER TOP 20 LIST: NEW
8. Four Winns
10. Grady White
12. Sun Tracker
BOATS.COM POWER TOP 20 LIST: PRE-OWNED
1. Sea Ray
6. Boston Whaler
7. Grady White
8. Four Winns
BOATS.COM SAILING TOP 20 LIST: NEW
5. American Sail
6. Cornish Crabbers
14. Island Packet
16. Cabo Rico
19. Peter Nichols Steelboats
BOATS.COM SAILING TOP 20 LIST: PRE-OWNED
6. J Boats
12. Cheoy Lee
14. Cape Dory
20. Pacific Seacraft