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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Brokerage sales and sales prices decline in May

U.S. brokerage sales in May were 2 percent lower than in the same month a year earlier as 3,586 boats were sold, yet they beat the five-year average for the month for the first time this year.


Data Tracker: Most-viewed listings by brand

In the June issue we published a ranking of brands, based on the total number of listings for used boats on Boat Trader’s website. This month, we look at the brands again on the basis of which brands’ listings were most viewed by consumers and compare the ranking for the 12 months that ended April…more

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Data Tracker: Used-boat listings by brand

Boat Trader displays listings for nearly 60,000 used boats for sale at any given time, but during the 12-month period that ended March 31, more than 100,000 boats were offered for purchase.

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Sales continue steady gains in March

Not too hot and not too cold — just like typical early spring weather in much of the country — recreational boat sales continued to make moderate gains in March.

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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.


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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