New Powerboat Registrations Up 3.5% in July

Preliminary data for July 2018 show new powerboat registrations were up 3.5 percent on a rolling 12-month year-over-year basis (R12M YOY). These new data have been updated and are currently reflected in NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Cruisers, tow boats and outboard-propelled runabouts were up 6 to 8 percent (R12M YOY).
  • Freshwater fishing boats, sterndrive cruisers, personal watercraft and pontoons were up 3 to 5 percent (R12M YOY).
  • Pontoons, personal watercraft and tow boats led growth for the 3-month period ending in July, up 8 to 9 percent (R3M YOY.)
  • Registrations of boats 27’ and greater were up 10 percent (R12M YOY).


For complete data by boat type, hull material, propulsion, and size going back five years, please view the full report here. Access to the New Powerboat Registrations Report is complimentary to companies with a Monthly Shipment Report (MSR) annual subscription. A member company that contributes its data to the MSR to become a control group member also receives free access to NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report.

Contact stats@nmma.org with questions.