The Total Industry Sales by Category and State section of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) 2021 U.S. Statistical abstract is now available. This section details recreational boat and marine engine retail sales data (unit sales, dollar value and average retail prices) and total recreational marine expenditures. After a historic year in 2020, boating remained one of most sought-after leisure activities for Americans. Data show total recreational marine expenditures reached a high of $56.7 billion in 2021, up 12.7% from 2020.
Additional key findings from the report include:
- Spending across every segment excluding outboard engines increased in 2021.
- Spending on new boats accounted for $20.8 billion of total marine expenditures, up 3.8% from 2020.
- Estimated recreational boat sales totaled 305,734 units in 2021, a decrease of 4.1 percent compared to the record setting numbers in 2020, and the second highest unit sales level since 2008.
- Florida, Texas, and Michigan were the top three states for marine expenditures in 2021.
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