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BoatU.S. lists Sea Ray as most popular boat

The Boat Owners Association of The United States says Sea Ray boats are most popular with its 650,000 members.

Rounding out the top five are Bayliner, Wellcraft, Catalina and Grady-White.

"Sea Ray, with 54,266 boats, is by far the most popular powerboat owned by BoatU.S. members, followed by Bayliner with 32,712, Wellcraft with 17,565 and Grady-White with 16,487. Sailboat builder Catalina — with 16,502 — is the most popular sailboat owned by our readers" BoatU.S. Magazine publisher Michael Sciulla said in a statement.

The next five largest boat brands owned are Chris-Craft with 11,071; Boston Whaler with 10,979; Carver with 10,439; Hunter with 10,037; and Four Winns with 9,265.

Rounding out the top 20 boats are Pro-Line, Chaparral, Mako, Silverton, Regal, Maxum, Rinker, Pearson, Aquasport and Larson.

"Since the average BoatU.S. member owns 1.8 boats, we can say with confidence that BoatU.S. members own nearly 1.2 million recreational boats, or about 10 percent of all of the registered boats in the country," Sciulla said.

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