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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Boat sales showed 8.5 percent gain in 2014

Led by four segments that topped 40,000 in sales, the recreational boating industry finished 2014 with moderate growth of 6 percent in the main powerboat segments and 8.5 percent industrywide.

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Data Tracker: Florida leads in center console views

Center consoles are the most popular class of powerboat in many states, especially on the East Coast and Gulf Coast. They are generally versatile boats for fishing and family activities, and they’re capable in rougher water, although they can also be wet, which makes them preferred in warmer water.

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Boat sales continue steady gains in January

Fishermen, pontoon-boat buyers and people who are attracted to small to midsize outboard boats have been leading the recreational boating industry’s rebound from the Great Recession. They may be getting some company.

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Data Tracker: Georgia leads in pontoon views

Pontoons, also known as “party barges,” have been hot in the U.S. boat market for the last few years. We recently did a study of Boat Trader site visitors, counting every time they viewed a page with a pontoon model on it.

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Brokerage sales rise in December but close year 5 percent lower

2014 ended with a 6 percent gain in U.S. brokerage sales in December, but the year’s headlines were not positive. Sales for the year were down 5 percent, according to YachtWorld member brokerages reporting in their proprietary database, SoldBoats.com.

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