Powerboats remain in positive territory
Sales growth for powerboats in the 15-foot and greater category have continued with positive sales growth according to the latest figures released from Info-Link Technologies. It’s a trend that started with the beginning of 2013 and has continued through the end of the year, even in the face of lackluster early-season weather across much of the United States.
PWC sales growth remained in positive territory, continuing another positive trend in the marine market. For the latest data covering October, sales growth was in the low single digits, which was slightly less than the previous month.
Ski boat sales growth has hovered at or above 10 percent for much of the past years, dipping slightly back down to the 10-percent mark, down slightly from September’s figure.
Outboards remain the most consistently strong and positive sector of the marine market, with 12-month year-over-year percentage change in unit sales sustained at approximately 10 percent, an insignificant change from the previous mark. Sales of outboard boats 15 feet and greater have been in positive territory since April 2011 and saw a slight sales peak at the end of the summer boating season.
The data is based on new U.S. boat registrations. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the US boat market (which varies by market segment and time of year). Full graphs are available here: Info-Link Technologies Bellwether Report.