The recreational marine industry followed double-digit August sales gains with a slow-growth September, adding to the unpredictability of a year marked by inconsistent results.
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.
Traffic to Boat Trader’s website peaked during the summer in July at 3.37 million unique visitors.
U.S. brokerage sales volume in September was 4 percent lower than the previous September, but 10 percent higher in total price paid, as 2,367 boats sold for $286.6 million.
The recreational marine industry’s 2016 story remains a page turner and it’s getting better.
During the past 12 months, millions of visitors to Boat Trader have seen new and used-boat listings, and the most popular class was consistently center consoles.
U.S. brokerage sales reported by YachtWorld member brokers rose 2 percent in August to 2,983 boats from the same month last year, the first monthly uptick since April.
We’re taking a different look at the most-viewed boat brands on Boat Trader for the 12-month period that ended June 30, focusing this time on used freshwater fishing brands.
Recreational boating weathered a rough July as sales fell across most major industry categories.
In July, for the second month in a row, the volume of U.S. brokerage sales was lower by 3 percent than it was in the same month a year earlier.
When summer arrives, you need a summer fun boat.