Sept 26, 2022

Preowned Market TrendsThe Pre-owned Boat Market section of NMMA’s 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is now available. The report includes retail unit sales data, retail market values, average price information, and pre-owned boat sales trends from 2008-2021. For the second time in the last 14 years, pre-owned boat sales exceeded one million, reaching 1.15 million in 2021.

Insights from the Pre-owned Boat Market report include:

• Outboard engine powered boats accounted for 61.7% of all pre-owned sales.
• Sixty-three percent of all pre-owned boat sales were of fiberglass construction.
• Ninety-eight percent of all pre-owned sales for inboard cruisers, inboard wake sport boats, sterndrive boats, personal watercraft, jet boats, and sailboats were of fiberglass construction.

NMMA members receive unlimited complimentary access to the digital versions of the annual U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract. 

Bookmark www.nmma.org/statistics/publications/statistical-abstract  for direct and easy access. Members can also pre-order copies of the print version of the complete 2021 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract. 

Visit www.nmma.org/statistics  or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for more information.

 

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