U.S. boat sales hit 13-year high in 2020

January 15th, 2021

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) reports that retail unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. increased last year by an estimated 12 percent compared to 2019. More than 310,000 new powerboats were sold in 2020, levels the recreational boating industry has not seen since before the Great Recession in 2008. The following new […]

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Boat manufacturing slows in September

December 1st, 2020

The latest Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) shows new boat manufacturing activity in September, pulled back for the second consecutive month following a summer of elevated growth. However, says Vicky Yu, NMMA's director of business intelligence, shipments are likely to rebound as new parts are delivered to fulfill the […]

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Boat shipments, powerboat sales continue to climb

October 5th, 2020

New data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) show wholesale shipments of new boats increased for the third consecutive month in July, doubling compared to June on a seasonally adjusted basis, as boat building production continued to gain momentum across all boat categories. The latest data also show new powerboat retail sales continuing to […]

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275,000 new boats sold through November

January 21st, 2020

The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) November New Powerboat Registrations Report shows new powerboat retail unit sales were up 6 percent on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis and down 1 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year (R12M YOY) totaling 275,000 units. Insights from the November report include: •Sales of new personal watercraft and […]

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U.S. boat sales reach highest levels in a decade

June 6th, 2019

Unit sales of new powerboats in the U.S. reached 276,000 in 2018, an increase of 4 percent from 2017, the highest levels the U.S. recreational boating industry has seen in 11 years, according to data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA). Marine expenditures, spending on boats, engines, trailers, accessories and related services, were at […]

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Bellwether report shows continued boat sales gains

March 1st, 2015

U.S. boat sales were still running slightly less than 10 percent ahead of 2013 through November, according to a report by Info-Link, which tracks the outdoor-recreation industry. Its Bellwether report tracks boat sales across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations. Continuing a trend the service had noted during 2014, every segment of the […]

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