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Boat sales bounce back in June

Boosted by solid improvement in three key categories, the recreational boat industry got back on plane in June with single-digit sales growth in the main segments and a double-digit increase industrywide.

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Boat sales bounce back in June

Boosted by solid improvement in three key categories, the recreational boat industry got back on plane in June with single-digit sales growth in the main segments and a double-digit increase industrywide.

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Boat sales show solid gains in April

Recreational boat sales growth in March amounted to just a trickle, but the solid single-digit increases the industry saw in April suggest that builders and dealers could enjoy sustainable gains in the warmer months ahead.

Boat sales momentum stalls in May

After appearing to gain momentum in April, recreational boat sales were mixed in May in 27 early-reporting states, a disappointing result for the industry as it tries to climb out of an early-spring slump and repeat the summer gains it achieved in 2013.

Boat sales show slight 1Q gains

Early spring weather was unkind to the U.S. marine industry again this year, but first-quarter numbers from Statistical Surveys suggest that 2014’s signature bitter chill was somewhat less of a sales deterrent than the raw and wet conditions were a year earlier.

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Boat sales make small gains in March

If you were selling outboard fiberglass boats — or vessels ranging from personal watercraft to small fishing boats and jon boats — the spring selling season probably started to look brighter in March.

Boat sales show solid gains in April

Recreational boat sales growth in March amounted to just a trickle, but the solid single-digit increases the industry saw in April suggest that builders and dealers could enjoy sustainable gains in the warmer months ahead.

Amid bitter winter, boat sales drop in February

Astronomically speaking, the spring season began on March 20, but in the recreational boating industry the spring selling season starts in February. This year, it did not start well. The slim sales gains that the industry achieved in January vanished the following month as a harsh and snowy winter punished the Midwest, Great Plains and…more

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