Updated:
Original:

Data Tracker: Most-searched boat types

datatracker

What are the most popular types of boats searched for on the Internet? On BoatTrader.com, where the majority of listings are for used boats, we watch the trends and recently compared searches made in 2012 through July against all of 2011 and found a few notable changes.

Bass boats, center consoles, and ski and wakeboard boats led the way during both time periods, but pontoon boats displaced bowriders in fourth place through seven months of 2012. Also moving up the rankings were three multipurpose types — fish-and-ski, cuddy cabin and deckboats. Losing popularity were cruisers, high-performance and jetboats, the latter two falling out of the top 10 from sixth to 11th and 10th to 12th, respectively.

 We should note that we have not included PWC in this ranking. Along with power and sail, PWC is a higher-level choice — along with powerboats and sailboats — within most search forms on Boat Trader; as such, it is more commonly selected in searches than any of the other boat types.

This article originally appeared in the September 2012 issue.

Related

‘A Phenomenal Success’

The Southampton International Boat Show had more than 88,000 visitors during its 10-day run, after last year’s cancellation.

TopSide Marinas Makes First Two Acquisitions

Founded in January 2020, the firm has thus far acquired Beavers Bend Marina in Oklahoma and Galveston Yacht Basin in Texas.

Two Boosts for Boating and Fishing

MBIA’s Metro Boat show show draws a crowd, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expands boating and fishing opportunities.

Norwalk Boat Show Held This Weekend

The NMMA show runs through Sunday at Norwalk Cove Marina in Norwalk, Conn.

Raritan Expands Team

Patrick McNeel joins the New Jersey-based manufacturer as a marine equipment product developer.

Industry Mourns Walter “Bing” Burns O’Meara

The longtime publisher of Lakeland Boating magazine has died at 81.

NMMA Announces Hall of Fame Inductees

Regulator Marine’s Joan Maxwell and Bill Watters of Syntec Industries will be honored at IBEX.

Brunswick Acquires SemahTronix

The supplier of wiring harnesses and other electrical assemblies will be part of Brunswick’s growing Advanced Systems Group.