Pre-Owned Boat Market Section of 2017 Statistical Abstract Now Available

The fourth section of NMMA’s 2017 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, Pre-Owned Boat Market, is now available in the Statistics section of 

Data included in the 2017 Pre-Owned Boat Market section includes:

  • In 2017, 988,200 boats were sold pre-owned, including: traditional powerboats, personal watercraft (PWC) and sailboats.
  • Estimated pre-owned sales totaled $9.3 billion in 2017.
  • In 2017, pre-owned sales growth was led by Inboard boat - ski/wakeboard boats segment, an 8.9% increase in sales from 2016.

NMMA members receive unlimited complimentary access to the digital versions of each section of the Statistical Abstract as they become available, in addition to the full compilation report, which will be released in August. 

This report is the most comprehensive collection of industry data and a trusted source for recreational boating statistics. NMMA is constantly improving the timeliness of its data and by releasing the Abstract in sections, as key statistics are available, timelier and valuable insights are provided to members across all industry segments. 

The release schedule for the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is: 
June: Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, and Offshore Fishing Boat Sales Trends; Total Industry Sales by Category and State 
July: Total Boat Registrations 
August: Full Report 

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