The seventh section of NMMA's 2016 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available on NMMA.org – Industry Sales by Category and State 2004 – 2016. Data shows total recreational marine expenditures reached a high of $36 billion in 2016, up 3.2 percent from 2015; spending on new boats accounted for $9 billion of the total and was up 7.6 percent from 2015, while spending on pre-owned boats was estimated at $9.2 billion in 2016, up two percent from 2015. For information on expenditures by state, type of boat, and more, view the complete report.
NMMA is releasing each section of the Statistical Abstract as statistics become available to make this critical industry data more timely and valuable. The final remaining section of the 2016 Statistical Abstract – Boat Registrations – is expected to be released later this month, followed by the release of the complete Abstract in August.
Members receive unlimited complimentary access to the digital versions; the reports are also available for purchase by non-NMMA members. For NMMA members, print editions of the full report can be pre-ordered now for $225. Non-members may pre-order the entire digital edition of the Abstract for $3,999. The Abstract can be pre-ordered here.