New Powerboat Registrations Up 5 Percent in 2017

NMMA’s New Powerboat Registrations Report has been updated through December 2017, and preliminary data shows new powerboat registrations were up 5 percent in 2017, compared to 2016.

Highlights from the report include:

  • Growth in registrations was led by the following segments: cruisers (up 10 percent), pontoons (up 7 percent), tow boats (up 7 percent) and personal watercraft (up 5 percent).
  • The only segment down at the end of 2017 was runabouts, largely driven by a decrease in sales of sterndrive-propelled units.


For complete data by boat type, hull material, propulsion, and size going back five years, please view the full report here. Monthly Shipment Report control group members and subscribers receive free access.

Contact stats@nmma.org with questions.