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: Smartphone searches on rise

The shift to mobile computing among visitors to Boat Trader.com reached 45 percent of unique visitors in the second quarter this year. The chart at right shows the percentage of use of mobile phones, tab-lets and desktop computers in each of the last six quarters.

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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.

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DataTracker: Brands with the most listings

A ranking of the total number of new and used models listed at Boat Trader.com during the past year reveals some familiar makes, and four of the top five predominantly build aluminum boats. This is, in part, because a number of major aluminum builders market new models heavily on the site.

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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.

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