9 Billion Dollars Spent on Used Boats in 2015
The National Marine Manufacturers Association has announced that used boat sales for 2015 totaled $9 billion, which is an increase from 2014 of 1.9 percents in units sold and 3.4 percent in dollars. These figures come from the NMMA’s 2015 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract.
Other highlights from the report include: unit sales were up in all boat categories except jet boats, which fell 1.6 percent; traditional powerboats (meaning powered by outboards, inboards, sterndrives, or jet propulsion) made up 84 percent of all used unit sales, which is an increase of 2.1 percent over 2014; and pre-owned ski/wakeboard boats made up 2 percent of all pre-owned boat sales and increased the most of any segment, up 9.8 percent in units and 15.8 percent in dollars.
- Scott Reynolds