By the Numbers

Monthly reports on sales of new, used and brokerage boats provide the industry with the information to understand its market and follow consumer trends and buying patterns.

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DataTracker: Majority of searchers choose boat ‘type’

When consumers search for boats on Boat Trader, what’s most important? We dug into the 6.3 million searches that users conducted from June to September and pulled up the results at left, which show the proportion of people who used different search parameters.

Boat sales show moderate increase in October

Sales gains in categories that ranged from fiberglass outboard boats and aluminum pontoons to personal watercraft and ski boats enabled the recreational boat industry to continue its steady improvement in October against the backdrop of a mild autumn.

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Boat sales show sharp gains in August

Sales of fiberglass outboards, pontoon boats and personal watercraft surged in August, giving the recreational boat industry its highest percentage gains of the year.


Boat sales show single-digit gains in July

Traditional summer fun boats — jetboats, ski boats and personal watercraft — had their day in the sun in July, leading the recreational boat industry to an industrywide sales gain of 5 percent.

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