NMMA reports decline in cruiser sales

Cruising boat sales declined 4 percent in 2015 to 3,117.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

Cruising boat sales declined 4 percent in 2015 to 3,117, primarily because of a drop in sterndrive cruiser sales, which fell 12.4 percent to 917 from 2014.

Cruiser sales have dropped dramatically since 2004, when roughly 25,000 were sold.

Offshore fishing boats continued to see robust sales in 2015; sales totaled $2.4 billion in 2015, rising 6.8 percent from the previous year. Watersport boat sales increased for the fourth consecutive year in 2015, with unit sales up 2.7 percent.

Boat trailer retail sales totaled $310 million in 2015, a 6.4 percent increase from 2014. Unit sales increased 8.5 percent to 180,400, but the average retail selling price fell 1.9 percent to $1,719.

The data released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association are part of its annual statistical abstract, which is being released in sections this year as the data become available.

The fifth section report of the NMMA's 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, titled Cruiser, Watersport and Offshore Fishing Boat and Trailer Sales Trends 2004-2015, is available for download by NMMA members.

Related

MRAA Board Contributes to BoatPAC

Every board member contributed to the non-partisan political action committee, which works with congressional members who recognize the importance of boating.

Educator Training Conference Agenda Announced

The ABYC Foundation’s virtual conference is scheduled for July 20-22, with speakers covering a host of topics around creating the future workforce.

RIMTA Awarded $30K Grant

The financial support will go toward its fiberglass boat recycling pilot project.

Sandy Hook Yacht Sales adds Intrepid

The dealership and brokerage firm has six locations in New Jersey and Florida.

Everglades Expands Executive Team

The Edgewater, Fla.-based manufacturer adds positions in finance, sales and marketing and operations.

Heed Caution While Refueling

Ethanol can be back in a big way, and insufficent labeling at the pumps could lead to problems for your marine powerplant. And the MRAA’s voices support for the 30 by 30 initaitive.

Training the Next Generation

Crest Pontoons will donate a complete boat and trailer to a local high school’s raffle to raise money for its vocational programs.

An “Above Average” Hurricane Season

BoatUS wants to help boaters get ready for the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, which begins June 1.