The Marine Retailers Association of the Americas is the only North American trade group dedicated to furthering the interests of boat and engine dealers and other marine-related retailers in North America. Under MRAA Rewards, the association offers its members cost-saving, revenue-generating, business improvement and professional development benefits.
Almost all respondents say inventory is too high.
The monthly Pulse survey asks dealers to weigh in on September’s boat-buying conditions.
It also asks about the number of boat brands retailers carry.
Applications are due by Oct. 18, and the recipient will be announced at MRAA’s inaugural Dealer Week.
Retailers are concerned that the rising price of new boats is pricing out new buyers.
Pontoons, PWC, ski and wake all posted gains for one of the most critical sales months of the year.
Government action/inaction surpassed weather in July as dealers feel the weight of tariffs and too much inventory.
Dealers: How fast are you seeing boat prices rise?
Monthly survey asks dealers to weigh in on retail climate in July.
Four states reported increases for the month, though a number of the larger boating states did not submit data.