Boat sales in the main powerboat categories increased 10.7% year-over-year in July, dramatically up after a lackluster June.
Soundings Trade Only reported overall sales grew 11.1%, according to preliminary data released by Statistical Surveys Inc., a Michigan firm that tracks new boat registrations. The data represents 30 states, roughly 66% of the U.S. boat market.
Aluminum fishing boat registrations grew 15.1%, from 3,007 in July 2017 to 3,460. Pontoons were up 11.5%, from 4,828 to 5,383. The ski and wake segment continued its upward trajectory, rising 10.6% to 1,002 units last month.
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