The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is continuing to release final 2019 data from the annual Statistical Abstract. The following sections have just been made available on NMMA.org: Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, Fishing Boat & Trailer Sales Trends; and Boat & Engine Exports and Imports.
Data from the sales trends reports show more than 200,000 new outboard, inboard, jet-propelled and sterndrive boats were sold in 2019, the second highest in twelve years, with growth in outboard cruisers (up 18%) inboard wake sport boats (up 6%), and personal watercraft (up 5%).
Data from the trade report shows exports of recreational boats and marine engines totaled $2.1 billion in 2019, up 6 percent from 2018, while imports were up 5 percent to a new high of $3.5 billion. Trends in global trade on recreational boats are available in the full report with breakouts by country and product categories. Visit nmma.org/statistics for more information.