NMMA reports increase in powerboat registrations

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The NMMA said new powerboat registrations increased in 2014 for the third consecutive year — up 8.7 percent from 2013.

Personal watercraft, jetdrive boats and ski boats led the growth.

PWC registrations were up 21.1 percent, jetdrive boats were up 15.7 percent and ski boat registrations were up 14.7 percent, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

Among high-volume regions, the Pacific region led growth with a 15.9 percent increase in registrations, followed by the South Atlantic and East South Central regions, up 15.2 percent and 10.5 percent, respectively. Together these regions accounted for 41 percent of total sales.

The report can be downloaded by members and non-members for $500.

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