NMMA reports growth in powerboat sales

New powerboat registrations were up 6.4 percent year over year for the 12 months through October.
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New powerboat registrations were up 6.4 percent year over year for the 12 months through October.

The personal watercraft, pontoon and saltwater fishing boat segments continue to be high-volume growth leaders — up 7.1 percent, 9.7 percent and 7.8 percent respectively on a rolling 12-month basis, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Boats 27 feet and larger saw an increase of 11.4 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis.

Outboard boats were up 6.5 percent, and inboard boats were up 12.4 percent.

Sterndrive boats continued to lag, declining 1.5 percent, the NMMA reported.

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