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New powerboat registrations up

Industry News, News | May 3, 2018 | By:

New powerboat registrations were up 4 percent through February 2018 according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report.

Highlights from the report include:

• Registrations of larger boats 27 feet and greater were up 11.1 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis. Of those, growth was led by saltwater fishing boats, which were up 15.9 percent.

• Tow boats, pontoons, and outboard- and jet-propelled runabouts were up 7 to 8 percent.

• Sterndrive cruisers were up 9 percent.

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

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