New Boat Sales

Statistical Surveys, a Michigan company that tracks new-boat registrations, provides monthly, quarterly and annual reports on boat sales from every state in the country.

Boat sales show slow recovery in 2Q

New-boat sales were mixed in the second quarter as the aluminum boat segment showed a gain of 4.7 percent while the fiberglass market, including personal watercraft, fell 5.5 percent. A total of 45,982 fiberglass boats and 35,783 aluminum boats were sold during the quarter, according to Aarn Rosen, national marine sales manager at Statistical Surveys…more

Boat sales flat in August

Sales of all fiberglass boats, including personal watercraft, fell 5.1 percent in August, but the aluminum boat market showed solid gains. A total of 8,060 fiberglass boats were sold during the month, down from 8,497 in the same month a year earlier, according to figures compiled by Aarn Rosen, national marine sales manager at Statistical…more

Boat sales mixed in second quarter

Sales of all fiberglass boats, including personal watercraft, fell 5.5 percent, to 45,982 boats, during the second quarter, but sales were only slightly lower in the core 14- to 30-foot segment of the market. Sales in that category fell 0.4 percent, to 23,147 boats. Sales of fiberglass boats 14 feet and larger fell 0.2 percent,…more

Sales of fiberglass boats drop in July

Sales of all fiberglass boats, including personal watercraft, fell 5.2 percent in July in 27 early reporting states. Sales totaled 10,327 boats, down from 10,895 in July of last year. Reports of sales of documented vessels were incomplete for the month, so the decline could prove to be overstated when final figures are compiled. Sales…more

Boat sales drop in June

The new-boat market slipped in June as sales of fiberglass boats, including personal watercraft, dropped 4.8 percent and sales in the popular 14- to 30-foot category fell 1.7 percent. Sales of PWCs fell 9.3 percent for the month. Sales of aluminum boats rose by 0.77 percent. The data are from 27 early reporting states that…more

Boat sales decline in first quarter

Sales of fiberglass boats 14 feet and larger fell 6.9 percent in the first quarter, to 10,579 boats, compared with the same quarter in 2010, but some builders saw improvements during the period. Ranger, Carolina Skiff, Bayliner, Sea Hunt, Godfrey, Yamaha, Boston Whaler, Nautic Star, Cobalt and Key West were the top 10 builders whose…more

Boat sales show increase in May

Dealers got a dose of good news in May as sales of fiberglass boats in the popular 14- to 30-foot category rose 7 percent from the same month last year and sales of aluminum boats rose 12.8 percent. Within the aluminum segment, sales of pontoon boats rose 17.4 percent and sales of fishing boats rose…more

Boat sales decline slows in 1Q

Sales of fiberglass boats fell again during the first quarter, but the pace of decline slowed from the same period a year earlier, particularly in the popular 14- to 30-foot segment. Sales of aluminum, pontoon and jet boats rose for the quarter, and the pontoon market was the highlight. Pontoon sales rose 9.9 percent on…more

Boat sales drop in April

Sales of fiberglass boats, aluminum boats and personal watercraft all fell in April as only three early reporting states showed sales growth for the month. Sales of fiberglass boats in the 14- to 30-foot segment dropped 11.4 percent, compared with the same month a year earlier. Sales of aluminum boats fell 8.2 percent, and sales…more

Boat sales down again in March

Sales of fiberglass boats, including personal watercraft, fell 9.5 percent in March, matching the rate of decline in the same month a year earlier. Personal watercraft sales fell 13 percent for the month, compared with a decline of 10.5 percent in March 2010. The figures are from 31 early reporting states that represent about 69…more

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