New powerboat registrations up in October

Published On: December 12, 2017Categories: Industry News, News

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through October 2017. Advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent year-over-year (YOY) for the rolling twelve-month (R12M) period through October.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Nearly all segments were up through October (R12M YOY). Growth in registrations was led by cruisers (up 9.7 percent), pontoons (up 7.4 percent), tow boats (up 6.7 percent) and personal watercraft (up 5.6 percent).
  • Outboard boats were up 4.9 percent in registrations.
  • Larger boats 27 feet and greater, were up 7.7 percent through October (R12M YOY).

The full report includes complete data by boat type, hull material, propulsion, and size going back five years Monthly Shipment Report control group members and subscribers receive free access. For more information, visit