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Used-boat sales increase for second straight year

Preowned boat sales were up for the second consecutive year in 2016, rising 2.5 percent in units and 2 percent in dollar value.

Preowned boat sales were up for the second consecutive year in 2016, rising 2.5 percent in units and 2 percent in dollar value.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association released the third section of its Statistical Abstract, which focuses on preowned sales.

Unit sales of preowned boats last year were up in all categories except sailboats, which were down 0.8 percent compared to 2015, according to the NMMA.

Traditional powerboats accounted for 84 percent of preowned unit sales and were up 2.5 percent in 2016.

Inboard ski/wakeboard boats accounted for 2.1 percent of total preowned unit sales and led growth in 2016, up 6.8 percent in units and 7.5 percent in dollars.

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