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Boat sales show double-digit gains in October

Where the weather was warm, boat sales remained bright, and even though it was October enough Americans were still buying that the industry reached double-digit percentage gains for the fourth month in a row.

Boat sales drop in November

The seemingly unsinkable aluminum pontoon market contributed what it could in November, but it wasn’t able to keep the recreational boat industry from experiencing a modest decline in sales, its first since the spring quarter.

Boat sales showed surge in 3Q

For the recreational boat industry, 2013 has been a tale of two seasons — the wet spring, when sales ran disappointingly behind the encouraging pace of a year earlier — and the bright summer, when the sun came out and builders and dealers shot past their 2012 marks.

There were more dealers and exhibitors at the Kellogg Marine Dealer Trade Show this year than in 2012 after Hurricane Sandy.

Kellogg Marine show sees post-Sandy rebound

A year after Hurricane Sandy dealt the East Coast marine industry a heavy blow, organizers and exhibitors at the Kellogg Marine Dealer Trade Show in Connecticut were pleased to see a strong turnout and familiar faces.

Boat sales see solid gains in September

by Will autumn prove to be the spring selling season that passed the boating industry by? Judging from September sales in early-reporting states, the mild fall that extended the summer in many areas was encouraging some consumers to buy now and not wait until 2014. Sales for the month in the main powerboat segments rose…more

Boat sales show double-digit gains in October

Where the weather is warm, boat sales have remained bright and, even though it was October, enough Americans were still buying that the industry reached double-digit percentage gains for the fourth month in a row.

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Boat sales make sizable gains in August

The best summer days start warm and bright and you never want them to end. This summer, you couldn’t blame boatbuilders for hoping the season itself would linger, prolonging a rally that began in the heat of July and continued in August.

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Boat sales regain momentum in July

The heat of July — the heart of the American summer — never fails to lure boat owners and their families to the water. This year, it also apparently attracted plenty of new people to boating. After the industry’s late spring rally appeared to fade in June, recreational boat sales suddenly got hot in July.…more

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Boat sales lose momentum in June

When boat sales rebounded in May, some industry observers hoped it was a sign of a late-blooming spring selling season that would extend into early summer. From that perspective, the mixed June results that Statistical Surveys reported were disappointing. Sales in the main powerboat segments rose a modest 1.8 percent, or 173 boats, to 10,047,…more

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Boat sales show improvement in May

Sales of recreational boats ended three months of declines in May, enabling the industry to avoid the disappointment of a spring selling season that did not include a single month of industrywide gains. Aluminum fishing boats and pontoons led the charge as sales in the industry’s main powerboat segments rose 7.1 percent, to 11,661, from…more

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