NMMA reports increase in powerboat registrations

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Jet boat registrations were up 12.8 percent for the rolling 12-month period through May.

Jet boat registrations were up 12.8 percent for the rolling 12-month period through May.

New powerboat registrations in May were up 5.8 percent year over year for a rolling 12-month period.

Nearly all segments were up through May, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which updated its New Powerboat Registrations Report to include May data.

Growth in registrations was led by jet boats, which were up 12.8 percent; personal watercraft, up 10.7 percent; saltwater fishing boats, up 10.1 percent; tow boats (up 8.1 percent; and pontoons (up 6.8 percent).

Registrations of outboard boats, which represent 65 percent of total new powerboat sales, were up 4.6 percent.

Registrations of boats 27 feet and larger were up 10.6 percent through May, the NMMA said.

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