NMMA reports increase in new powerboat registrations

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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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