NMMA: Florida tops 2010 boating sales

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Florida is the top boating state, based on annual sales, according to a report released today by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Sales in 2010 of new powerboats, motors, trailers and accessories in Florida topped $1.1 billion, according to the NMMA.

Rounding out the top five were: Texas, $812 million; New York, $401 million; North Carolina, $361 million; and Louisiana, $360 million.

Michigan, Delaware, California, Washington and Wisconsin completed the top 10.

Boating expenditures in the United States reached $30.4 billion in 2010 and an estimated 75 million Americans took to the water, an increase of 14 percent from 2009.

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4 comments on “NMMA: Florida tops 2010 boating sales

  1. Blake Davis

    Gee, what a surprise. Next we might learn states with mountains have the most ski resorts.

  2. Loren Schweizer

    What is quite noteworthy is how far–not surprisingly given the Detroit auto mfg’er. debacle–Michigan fell in the rankings. They were #1 not that many years ago.

  3. john ennis

    Could it be because we seldom have snow? Among the most vaccant parking lots are those adjacent to boat dealers.

  4. Curtis

    Maybe the reason for the highest boat sales is because they have the highest damaged boats from all of the hurricains. Hurricain is coming, I going to get a new boat. Just a thought

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