Sailboat sales drop 25 percent in 2015 - Trade Only Today

Sailboat sales drop 25 percent in 2015

Sailboat sales declined 25.3 percent in 2015, returning to 2013 levels.

Sailboat sales declined 25.3 percent in 2015, returning to 2013 levels after seeing a spike in 2014, when new sales rose 33.9 percent.

Corresponding retail sales were down 24.2 percent and totaled $195.3 million. The average retail price of a sailboat rose 1.5 percent, to $34,876, in 2015, according to new data released by the National Marine Manufacturers Association.

The bulk of sales last year were in the 12- to 19-foot range, followed by 11 feet and smaller.

The data are part of the NMMA’s 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, which is being released in a new format.

The second section of the report, Sailboat Sales Trends from 2004-2015, is available for download for NMMA members.

Below is the release schedule for all data sections in the 2015 Statistical Abstract:

March: Outboard Engine Sales Trends; Sailboat Sales Trends

• April: Pre-owned Boat Market; International Exports/Imports

• May: Cruiser, Watersport and Offshore Fishing Boat Sales Trends; Powerboat Sales Trends; Total Industry Sales by Category and State

• July: Total Boat Registrations

• August: Full Report


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