NMMA's 2015 Statistical Abstract: Industry Sales Report Now Available

The seventh section report of NMMA's 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, titled Industry Sales by Category and State 2002–2015, is now available for download by NMMA members here.

This year, the Statistical Abstract, which contains thousands of data points and insights on the boating industry, features a new format and schedule with each section released individually as the statistics are available.

Highlights from NMMA’s Industry Sales by Category and State 2002–2015 report include:

  • Total recreational marine expenditures reached an 8-year high of $35.9 billion in 2015, up 2.2% from 2014 and reflecting a 26% drop in fuel prices.
  • New boat expenditures were up 6.9%, reflecting a 7.4% gain in units sold. Pre-owned boat expenditures were up 3.4%, primarily reflecting a 9.8% increase in pre-owned inboard ski/wakeboard boats sold.
  • Florida ranked first in total expenditures for new powerboats, outboard engines, trailer and aftermarket accessories, with spending up by 11.4% in 2015 and is also the top state in terms of total boat registrations.


For more detailed information, please view the complete report here.

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
June: Total Industry Sales by Category and State
July: Total Boat Registrations
August: Full Report

When each section is released, reports can be downloaded here. Members must be logged in to access the report. NMMA members receive unlimited complimentary access to the digital versions of each section as they are available in addition to the full compilation report, which will be released in August. Print editions of the full report are available for $200 for NMMA members and can be pre-ordered today.

The 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is also available for purchase by non-NMMA members. Please contact stats@nmma.org to order the report(s) and get immediate access to pertinent boating industry market research.