NMMA releases 2010 Statistical Abstract

Published On: June 15, 2011Categories: Industry News

According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) annual Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, 75 million Americans participated in recreational boating last year, an increase of 14 percent compared to 2009. This is the highest proportion of participation in recreational boating since 1999.

The NMMA also reported that aftermarket accessory sales increased 6 percent to $2.4 billion and spending per boat averaged $147 for 2010, also up 6 percent from 2009. Boaters increased their spending on operating costs (insurance, docking, fuel, maintenance and boating outings) by 3.6 percent from $8.4 million in 2009 to $8.7 million in 2010 and on new boat trailers by 15 percent, up to $102 million in 2010.