Looking at sales statistics, boat builders and dealers sold 15,477 more boats in 2015 than in the previous year, keeping the boating industry in its fourth consecutive year with increased sales. Full-year sales rose 6.8 percent to 244,116 boats industry wide and includes data from all 50 states. Statistical Surveys sales director Ryan Kloppe forecasts a sales gain of 5 to 6 percent for the current year and believes its “very doable” and looks to “bigger-boat categories to do well, and the mainstays continuing to do so as well”.
The most successful categories from the main segments include aluminum fishing and pontoon boats, 11 to 50 foot fiberglass outboard boats, and personal watercraft, as combined they accounted for more than three-fourths of nationwide total sales.
Florida, which leads the nation nearly every month, finished the year highest of the states with 29,252 sales. Texas was second with 21,129, Michigan was third with 13,530, Minnesota was fourth with 11,094, and Wisconsin was fifth with 10,214. The rest of the top 10 were North Carolina with 9,130, New York with 8,612, Alabama with 8,209, Louisiana with 7,914, and California with 7,469.
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