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 rose 5 percent in 2016

Recreational boat sales slipped in December, but full-year figures based on results from 27 early-reporting states, including Florida and Texas, showed that industry sales rose about 5 percent last year.

Innovation — new and better products — has helped pull the industry up from the low points of the recession.

Outlook 2017

John Adey President, American Boat & Yacht Council Here at ABYC we are seeing a positive trend that I can predict will only become more popular as 2016 rolls into 2017. The trend is the desire for and formalization of education and certification. Companies such as Evinrude and Yanmar made large announcements about improving their…more

Boat sales make more gains in November

Lifted by Florida and Texas, the nation’s top two states for sales, the recreational boating industry achieved moderate growth in November that raised the year’s percentage sales gains to levels more in line with forecasts.

Boat sales in 3Q were highest since 2008

Recreational boat sales rose less than 1 percent in the third quarter, but that was enough for the industry to record the highest sales for that quarter since 2008, just before the Great Recession.

Boat sales show slim gains in October

Recreational boat sales posted their second consecutive month of weak growth in October, leaving the industry farther from the full-year gains forecasters were hoping for when 2016 began.

Boat sales growth slows in September

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 sales. 

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