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New Powerboat Registrations Up 5 Percent in 2017

Industry News, News | March 1, 2018 | By:

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through December 2017, and preliminary data shows new powerboat registrations were up 5 percent in 2017, compared to 2016.

Highlights from the report include:

•Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: cruisers (up 10 percent), pontoons (up 7 percent), tow boats (up 7 percent) and personal watercraft (up 5 percent).

•The only segment down at the end of 2017 was runabouts, largely driven by a decrease in sales of sterndrive-propelled units.

For complete data by boat type, hull material, propulsion, and size going back five years, visit

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