NMMA: Boat Shipments Rise 5.3% YTD in August

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October 13, 2017 by   Leave a Comment

The National Marine Manufacturers Association’s (NMMA) reported powerboat registrations were up 5.3% year-over-year for the rolling 12-month period through August.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Nearly all segments were up through August. Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: tow boats (up 8.3%), cruisers (up 7.9%), pontoons (up 7.5%) and personal watercraft (up 7.3%).
  • Outboards boats, which represent 65% of total new powerboat sales, were up 5.2% in registrations.
  • Larger boats 27-feet and greater were up 8.8% through August.
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