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NMMA reports increase in California boat sales

Personal watercraft were the big winners in California in the third quarter.

Personal watercraft were the big winners in California in the third quarter.

That was according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s quarterly newsletter highlighting California-specific economic indicators and statistics.

Traditional powerboat retail sales in California were up 3.3 percent on a rolling 12-month basis year over year.

Personal watercraft retail sales in the state were up 13.9 percent on a rolling 12-month basis.

The state’s unemployment rate was at a seven-year low of 6.1 percent, the group reported.

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