Info-Link: Boat sales trend up in December

Boat sales continued their year-over-year growth in December, albeit at a lower pace than earlier in 2015.

That's according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. The Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats, 15-feet and larger, across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the US boat market (varies by market segment and time of year).

Every category was up for the year, with all segments was up by almost 8 percent for the year.

PWC showed the strongest growth for the year, with sales up by about 15 percent over the previous 12 months.

Sales in both the sportfish and ski/wake segments were up just north of 10 percent. Outboard sales also were up, at just less than 10 percent over 2014.

Sterndrive/jet boat sales ticked up slightly, growing at about 1 percent for the year.

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