The third section of NMMA's 2016 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract – Pre-Owned Boat Market 2005-2016 – is now available on NMMA.org. The report shows sales of pre-owned boats in the U.S. were up for the second consecutive year in 2016, increasing 2.5 percent in units and 2 percent in dollar value. Sales of pre-owned inboard ski/wakeboard boats led the growth, up 6.8 percent in units, representing 2.1 percent of total unit sales. Additional information on pre-owned boat sales by type, hull material, propulsion and size, with historical data can be found in the complete report, which is free to NMMA members and $399 for non-members.
NMMA is releasing each section of the Statistical Abstract as statistics become available, making this critical industry data much more timely and valuable. Below is the release schedule for the remaining sections in the 2016 Statistical Abstract:
- May: International Exports/Imports; Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, and Off-shore Fishing Boat Sales Trends
- June: Industry Sales by Category and State
- July: Boat Registrations
- August: Full Report
As each 2016 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract section is released, reports can be downloaded here. Members receive unlimited complimentary digital access to the reports, and the print edition of the entire abstract is $225 for NMMA members. Non-members may pre-order the entire digital edition of the Abstract now for $3,999. The Abstract can be pre-ordered here.