August powerboat registrations up 5.3 percent

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through August 2017, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 5.3 percent year-over-year for the rolling 12-month period through August.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Nearly all segments were up through August (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: tow boats (up 8.3 percent), cruisers (up 7.9 percent), pontoons (up 7.5 percent) and personal watercraft (up 7.3 percent).
  • Outboards boats, which represent 65 percent of total new powerboat sales, were up 5.2 percent in registrations.
  • Larger boats 27-feet and greater were up 8.8 percent through August (R12M YOY).

For complete data by boat type, hull material, propulsion, and size going back five years, please view the full report. Monthly Shipment Report control group members and subscribers get free access. Contact with questions.

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