Aluminum sales only bright spot in September

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The aluminum-boat market firmed in September, posting a small sales gain, but personal watercraft sales and fiberglass sales in the popular 14- to 30-foot segment continued to fall.

Sales in the aluminum category rose 3.1 percent on a year-over-year basis in 26 states that represent about 65 percent of the U.S. market. Results were positive among fishing boats of all lengths.

Sales of fiberglass boats in the popular 14- to 30-foot segment fell 27.8 percent and sales of personal watercraft fell 25.3 percent.

These sales figures are preliminary and help to identify the prevailing retail trends in the 30-foot-and-under marine market segments for states that are able to report either monthly or weekly.

— Aarn D. Rosen

National Marine Sales Manager

Statistical Surveys Inc.

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