NMMA's 2015 Statistical Abstract: Boat & Engine Exports & Imports Report Now Available

The fourth section report of NMMA's 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, titled Boat & Engine Exports & Imports 1996–2015, 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.

Findings from NMMA’s Boat & Engine Exports & Imports 1996–2015 report include:

  • Imports of recreational boats and marine engines coming into the U.S. rose 28% in value in 2015, driven by increases in imports of large inboard cruisers, sterndrive boats, and personal watercraft.
  • Meanwhile, exports declined by 18.5% in 2015, reflecting the continued rise in value of the U.S. dollar (which had reached a 14-year high in late 2015/early 2016) against other currencies.
  • For more information on the types of boats and engines exported/imported, where they landed or originated, spanning 20 years’ worth of historical trending data and much more, please view the complete report.

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 Off-shore Fishing Boat Sales Trends; Powerboat Sales Trends; 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’re 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 now.

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