December New Powerboat Registrations Report Available

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through December 2016, and advance data show new powerboat registrations were up 6.3% YOY, and nearly all segments were up last year. Highlights from the report include:
  • The tow boat, pontoon, saltwater fishing boat and personal watercraft segments experienced the highest rates of growth during 2016, up 11.8%, 9.2%, 7.9%, and 7.4% for the year, respectively.
  • Outboards boats were up 6.2% on a rolling 12 month basis (R12M) and inboard boats were up 11.8%. 
  • Sterndrive boats continue to lag behind other categories, down -1.5% in 2016 according to advance estimates.   
  • Larger boats 27’ and greater were up 10.7% through December (R12M YOY).

For complete data by boat type, hull material, propulsion, and size going back five years, please see the full report. Monthly Shipment Report control group members and subscribers get free access. Contact Vicky Yu, Director of Industry Statistics and Research, at with questions.