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.

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Boat sales see big gains in August

The best summer days start warm and bright and you never want them to end. This summer, you couldn’t blame boatbuilders for hoping the season itself would linger, prolonging a rally that began in the heat of July and continued in August. For the second month in a row, new-boat sales rose by double-digit percentages…more

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Boat sales show growth in key segments in 2Q

Even though the spring selling season was disappointing, new figures suggest that the nation’s recreational boat industry could be poised to sell more of the boats that produce the most profit this year than it did in 2012. Second-quarter sales in the industry’s main powerboat segments, which include aluminum fishing and pontoon boats and fiberglass…more

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Boat sales get hot in July

The heat of July — the heart of the American summer — never fails to lure boat owners and their families to the water. This year, it also apparently attracted plenty of new people to boating. After the industry’s late spring rally appeared to fade in June, recreational boat sales suddenly got hot in July.…more

Wet weather dampens boat-sales projections

A near record-wet June for states east of the Mississippi River is leading two Wells Fargo analysts to drop their projections for 2013 boat sales by about half, from a projected 5 percent increase from 2012 sales to a 2.5 or 3 percent increase. Statistical Surveys’ report that sales in the industry’s main powerboat segments…more

Boat sales mixed in June

When boat sales rebounded in May, some industry observers hoped it was a sign of a late-blooming spring selling season that would extend into early summer. From that perspective, the mixed June results that Statistical Surveys reported today were disappointing. Sales in the main powerboat segments rose a modest 1.8 percent, or 173 boats, to…more

Boat sales show gains in May

Sales of recreational boats ended three months of declines in May, enabling the industry to avoid the disappointment of a spring selling season that did not include a single month of industrywide gains. Aluminum fishing boats and pontoons led the charge as sales in the industry’s main powerboat segments rose 7.1 percent to 11,661 from…more

Analyst sees boat sales gains with better weather

New-boat sales trends have improved in the last four to five weeks, but weather will dictate whether that trend continues or pent-up demand will be deferred to 2014. That’s according to Timothy Conder, a senior analyst with Wells Fargo who evaluates the value of Brunswick Corp. stock. “Based on our conversations with marine industry lenders,…more

Weather took its toll on 1Q boat sales

A nearly complete picture of first-quarter recreational boat sales has come into view and the results are no better than they previously appeared to be. With 47 states reporting, Statistical Surveys said today that sales in the industry’s main powerboat segments fell 4.4 percent for the quarter to 22,456, compared with the same period in…more

Megayacht sales improve in South Florida

Sales of megayachts are turning a corner in the improving economy, according to some South Florida-based yacht sellers and builders. There has been a notable upswing in interest this year for new custom-built yachts of 80 feet or more and less price slashing on used boats of this caliber, industry specialists tell the (Fort Lauderdale)…more

Boat sales drop for third straight month

Recreational boat sales slipped in April for the third month in a row as the spring selling season continued to disappoint the industry. Even the aluminum pontoon category, a standout during the recovery that began last year, lost ground. Pontoon sales fell 3.6 percent to 2,522 boats from the same month a year earlier in…more

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