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New powerboat registrations up in July

Industry News, News | October 4, 2018 | By:

Preliminary data for July 2018 show new powerboat registrations were up 3.5 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY). These new data have been updated and are currently reflected in the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) New Powerboat Registrations Report. Highlights from the report include:

  • Cruisers, tow boats and outboard-propelled runabouts were up 6 to 8 percent (R12M YOY).
  • Freshwater fishing boats, sterndrive cruisers, personal watercraft and pontoons were up 3 to 5 percent (R12M YOY).
  • Pontoons, personal watercraft and tow boats led growth for the 3-month period ending in July, up 8 to 9 percent (R3M YOY.)
  • Registrations of boats 27’ and greater were up 10 percent (R12M YOY).

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