The National Marine Manufacturers Association reported that powerboat registrations were up 4.2% in 2018 compared with the previous. The trade group revealed the data in its latest New Powerboat Registrations Report.
Towboats and personal watercraft were last year’s lead categories, up 10% and 8%, respectively. The two categories accounted for nearly 30% of new-boat unit sales.
Registrations of new outboard boats, which comprise 64% of total new-boat sales, were up 3% year-over-year.