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NMMA reports increase in new powerboat registrations

Registrations of new cruisers grew 9.6 percent in November. This is the C34 Coupe by Carver Yachts.

Registrations of new cruisers grew 9.6 percent in November. This is the C34 Coupe by Carver Yachts.

New powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent year over year for the rolling 12-month period through November, the National Marine Manufacturers Association said.

Growth was led by cruisers, which were up 9.6 percent; pontoons, which were up 7.3 percent; tow boats, which saw a 6.9 percent rise in sales; and personal watercraft, which grew 5.5 percent, the NMMA reported.

Registrations of outboard-powered boats rose 5 percent, and they rose 8 percent for boats 27 feet and larger.



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1. 2023 new boat retail outlook

Too Many High-Priced Boats

To wrap up 2022, marine retailers reported lower demand, expressed more negative sentiment and voiced concerns about rising inventory. Boat prices and the economy remained top of mind for dealers in December.

Soundings Nov 2022

New-Boat Registrations Continue to Slide

As the gaudy sales figures from the pandemic continue to return to more realistic numbers, the main segments of the recreational boating industry saw new-model registrations of 4,421 in November, a 30.3% drop from 6,340 during the same time in 2021. .

1_thumbnail_Darren Vaux Headshet 2022

ICOMIA President Darren Vaux sees common pressures facing worldwide boating industry

Founded in 1966, the International Council of Marine Industry Associations is a global organization composed of national boating federations and other bodies involved in the recreational marine industry. ICOMIA works on such issues as breaking down trade barriers, improving boating safety and promoting recreational boating worldwide.