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.

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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Boat sales cool as spring fails to warm up

An unseasonably cool spring in the northern United States is being blamed for lagging boat sales. During conference calls with analysts last week, Brunswick CEO Dustan McCoy and MarineMax CEO Bill McGill each cited unseasonably cool weather for a dip in quarterly sales compared to last year, which brought a warmer-than-usual spring to much of…more

Boat sales drop for second straight month

The recreational boating industry’s growth engines sputtered in March amid inclement early spring weather as overall sales dropped for the second month in a row after a year of recovery and consistent gains. Sales of aluminum pontoon boats rose just 1.3 percent, or 18, to 1,386 from the same month last year in early reporting…more

Boat sales suffer setback in February

A year ago, spring arrived early in many parts of the country and the recreational boating industry rode a large and early wave of customers to strong results in February. This year, the industry appears to have caught a chill. Sales in the industry’s main powerboat segments reversed course. Rather than the double-digit gain of…more

Boat sales hit key milestone in 2012

Recreational boat sales topped 200,000 last year for the first time in three years, marking a milestone in the industry’s continued recovery from the Great Recession. With all 50 states reporting, Statistical Surveys Inc. said today that 2012 sales industrywide totaled 202,403 boats, an increase of 9.6 percent from 184,627 a year earlier. The industry…more

Boat sales continue growth trend in January

Last winter, reports in January of rising sales of pontoon boats and small to midsize outboard fiberglass boats were a pleasant surprise in the U.S. boatbuilding industry. Such results since have become the norm, and sales figures that Statistical Surveys Inc. released today show that the industry is continuing to build on the momentum it…more

Statistical Surveys offers dealers local market sales data

Statistical Surveys introduced a plan that allows boat dealers to home in on their specific markets and tailor their data searches to what they sell. “Boat dealers who want data tailored to them now have an option via Statistical Surveys,” said Ryan Kloppe, national marine sales manager for the company. Kloppe gave dealers in the…more

December boat sales solidify 2012 gains

It’s official: 2012 was a comeback year for the recreational boating industry. Industrywide sales rose 9.4 percent, to 196,519 boats, and sales in the main powerboat segments climbed 11.2 percent, to 121,789, compared with the previous year, in 26 early reporting states that represent 64 percent of the nation’s boat market, Statistical Surveys Inc. reported…more

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