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 show sharp gains in August

Sales of fiberglass outboards, pontoon boats and personal watercraft surged in August, giving the recreational boat industry its highest percentage gains of the year.


Boat sales show single-digit gains in July

Traditional summer fun boats — jetboats, ski boats and personal watercraft — had their day in the sun in July, leading the recreational boat industry to an industrywide sales gain of 5 percent.

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Data Tracker: Android system gains search share

After last month’s look at recent increases in mobile searches at the Boat Trader website, this month we review the mobile operating systems that people who search for boats on the site use.

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June rebound has boat sales back on track

Led by fiberglass outboard and aluminum fishing boats, the recreational boat industry regained its footing after a slip in May and returned to moderate sales growth in June.


Brokerage sales rise in June, top 5-year average

U.S. brokerage sales volume in June rose 3 percent from the same month a year earlier, narrowing the year-to-date gap between boat sales in 2014 and 2015 to a 2 percent decline. Through June, 15,582 boats had been sold by YachtWorld member brokerages, as reported in, their proprietary database.

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