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2019 Statistical Abstract: sales trends and trade sections available

May 28th, 2020 / By: / Industry News, Marine

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 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 for more information.