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NMMA reports boost in powerboat registrations

Advance data indicate that new powerboat registrations were up 7.2 percent year over year for the 12-month period through July.

Advance data indicate that new powerboat registrations were up 7.2 percent year over year for the 12-month period through July.

Larger boats — 33 feet and larger — were lower in volume, but were up 12.6 percent on a rolling 12-month basis year over year.

The personal watercraft, pontoon and saltwater fishing boat segments continue to be the high-volume growth leaders, according to data released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

PWC were up 10.4 percent, pontoons were up 9.4 percent and saltwater fishing boats rose 8.6 percent on a rolling 12-month basis year over year.

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