Same-store dealer sales flat in October

Boat dealer sales were essentially flat in October, as the season wound down.

Overall sales were up 0.5 year-over-year, after gains of more than 10 percent in August and September, according to the latest report from CDK Global Recreation, which is based on data from users of the company’s Lightspeed software.

All categories were up for the month, although unit sales were up only 0.2 percent over the last year. That was down from a 15.5 percent gain in September.

Parts and accessories revenue showed the strongest performance for the month, increasing 3.6 percent in October year-over-year, after a 1.6 percent decrease in September.

Service department revenue was also up, increasing 1.8 percent from 2015 for the month. Service revenue was up 10.6 percent in September.

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