Dealers ended 2019 focusing on excess inventory. Most expect similar-sized boat orders as last year; others say value products will be in demand.
New-boat registrations rose in October, thanks to a late-season sales surge. Except for PWC and wake boats, however, year-to-date sales were lower than 2018.
Overall, the industry was up 1.8 percent.
Politics, affordability and inventory are top-of-mind for marine retailers.
The effort has delivered almost $14 million back to states.
The outdoor television pioneer dealt with an infection related to the injury.
The online push comes as MarineMax eliminates eight “overlapping locations.”
This could have implications for the boating industry, said Info-Link’s Jack Ellis. “People need to feel they’re settled in before buying toys.”
Company president Bryan Redmond says Suntex will focus on “larger, premier assets.”
After months of rumors, the series has added a grassroots feeder system.
Almost all respondents say inventory is too high.
Boat dealers responding to the monthly survey reported declines in new-boat sales in August.
Boat registrations up 1.5 percent in July in the main powerboat categories.
The growth indicates weather-delayed purchases.
The event will now take place on Lake Tenkiller in Oklahoma.
MJM Yachts founder Bob Johnstone dedicates the award for Best New Powerboat over 35 feet to the late Boston BoatWorks cofounder Mark Lindsay.
With 48 states reporting, total registrations in the main powerboat categories are off 7.2 percent on a 12-month rolling basis.
The builder believed that boaters were not only connected by water, but by the boatbuilding experience.
Better weather improved sales for some, but couldn’t cover lost ground.
The show will have a new configuration on land.