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: Lowe, Ranger top-viewed brands

In the August issue we listed boat brands by the total number of views their used-boat listings received on Boat Trader. This month we rank brands by the total views of their new-boat listings.

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Boat sales show small gains in May

The spring began with much promise in the recreational boat industry — 20 percent sales gains in March — but apart from a few reliable growth engines, overall sales in May weren’t much stronger than they had been during a weak April.

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DataTracker: Sea Ray, Bayliner are top-viewed brands

Last month, we ranked boat brands by the total number of listings for used boats on Boat Trader. This month we show which brands’ listings received the most views by consumers searching for boats on the site during the 12-month period through the end of June.

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March boat sales best since 2008

Buoyed by successful winter shows and good early spring weather, the recreational boating industry had its best March in eight years, as sales soared 21.3 percent in the main segments and 19.9 percent industrywide.

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