The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2018 Powerboat Sales Trends report is now available. It includes annual retail unit sales totals by propulsion category, market share data by length and boat type, estimated total annual retail sales and average price information.
The data show retail unit sales of new outboard, inboard and sterndrive boats were up 3 percent in 2018, and corresponding dollars were up 10 percent. Retail sales of new outboard boats, which include fishing and pontoon boats, were up for the eighth consecutive year in 2018 to an 11-year high of 177,600 units. New inboard boat sales were up 9 percent to 12,400 units in 2018, primarily due to an 11 percent increase in sales of inboard tow boats.
Below is the release schedule for the remaining sections in the 2018 Abstract:
•June: Pre-owned Boat Market; Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat and Trailer Sales Trends; Boat and Engine Exports and Imports; Total Industry Sales by Category and State
•July: Total Boat Registrations
•August: Full Report
For more information, visit www.nmma.org/statistics.