Sales of PWC have risen sharply in the past five months for Bellwether states, reaching 5 percent growth for the segment in July after plateauing at a 10 percent year-over-year decline last fall and winter, according to the latest figures from Info-Link Technologies.
Ski boats experienced similar market conditions last fall and winter, with sales down 5 percent year-over-year before increasing sharply in the past few months.
The data for all boating states, which lags five months behind the bellwether states but provides a more complete view of the market, was updated through March, with PWC sales down almost 12 percent.
The data is based on new U.S. boat registrations. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states representing roughly half of the US boat market (which varies by market segment and time of year). Full graphs are available here: Info-Link Technologies Bellwether Report.