Data Tracker: November 2009 Consumer Activity

Top 10 Most Viewed Boat Categories


1.         Center console

2.         Cruiser (power)

3.         Angler

4.         Bass boat

5.         High performance

6.         Bowrider

7.         Cuddy cabin

8.         Express

9.         Sportfisherman

10.       Motoryacht

Top 10 States with Most Viewed Inventory

1.         Florida

2.         Texas

3.         Michigan

4.         California

5.         Georgia

6.         New York

7.         North Carolina

8.         Ohio

9.         Virginia

10.       New Jersey

This article originally appeared in the January 2010 issue.


Suntex Acquires Tampa Area Marina

The Marinas at Little Harbor, with slips and drystack storage, is in a resort community that’s being developed in Ruskin, Fla.

Littelfuse to Acquire Carling Technologies

The $315 million transaction is expected to close in the fourth fiscal quarter.

Boat Sales and Fraud

Boat History Report has tracked a 123 percent increase in fraud on the preowned-boat market since the pandemic buying spree began.

Avoid Cutoff Confusion

Dealers should familiarize themselves with a new law requiring engine cutoff switches so they can inform their customers. Meanwhile, a new program puts Ohio youth in kayaks to learn about the importance of the Great Lakes.

Wave Wifi MNC1250

Wave WiFi’s new Dual Band Marine Network Controller with SIM-activated cellular system (MNC1250) distributes fast reliable internet onboard. It can be connected to any internet source and transmits both 2.4 and 5GHz AP signals for speed and reliability. Gigabit ports provide fast throughput and Wave’s proprietary Graphic User Interface makes it easy to set up and operate.

OneWater Acquires T-H Marine

OneWater Marine purchased the Huntsville, Ala.-based P&A provider for around $185 million.

Groupe Beneteau Acquires Starfisher

The Portugal-based yard builds powerboats from 25 to 35 feet and was doing subcontracting work for the group.