June sales: Aluminum up, fiberglass down

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June retail boat sales remained soft for fiberglass boats and personal watercraft, but rates of decline were lower than in May for both segments.

All fiberglass sales, including PWC, dropped 16.4 percent year-over-year for June, while fiberglass boats in the popular 14- to 30-foot range fell 21.3 percent in the early reporting states for the same period. PWC decreased 11.8 percent in the month.

The aluminum segment carried the boat market in June, increasing 9.1percent. The aluminum pontoon and fishing boat segments both had positive growth for the period.

This report includes 28 early reporting states that represent approximately 67 percent of the national market. These preliminary results help identify the prevailing retail trends in the 30-foot and smaller segments for states that are currently able to report monthly or weekly.

— Aarn D. Rosen

National Marine Sales Manager

Statistical Surveys

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