NMMA reports rise in new powerboat registrations

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association said advance data show that new powerboat registrations were up 4.7 percent for the rolling 12-month period through October.

The NMMA said in its Currents newsletter that nearly all segments were up through October. Growth in registrations was led by cruisers (up 9.7 percent); pontoons (up 7.4 percent); tow boats (up 6.7 percent); and personal watercraft (up 5.6 percent).

Outboard boats were up 4.9 percent in registrations. Boats 27 feet and larger were up 7.7 percent.