According to the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s New Powerboat Registrations Report, through December 2017, preliminary data shows new registrations saw an increase of 5 percent over 2016.
The following segments led the growth. Cruisers were up 10 percent while pontoons and watersports tow boats had an increase of 7 percent while personal watercraft were up 5 percent. Not surprisingly, the only segment that was down at the end of 2017 was runabouts and that was attributed to the drop in sales of stern-drive powered boats.
For complete data by boat type, hull material, propulsion, and size going back five years, please view the full report here. Monthly Shipment Report control group members and subscribers receive free access.