Wholesale powerboat shipments saw 8 percent gain in June

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Personal watercraft accounted for the largest percentage of shipments in June.

Personal watercraft accounted for the largest percentage of shipments in June.

The National Marine Manufacturers Association today said that total powerboat wholesale shipments were up 8 percent through June (year-to-date), based on the NMMA’s control group of manufacturers. That group represents 77 percent of the powerboat market.

An item in today’s Currents e-newsletter notes that personal watercraft shipments were up 11 percent in the year-to-date period, and outboard boats were up 8 percent over the same period. Inboard boats saw a 6 percent increase in shipments.

Members can access the full report here.



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