Following a soft patch in the first half of this year, PWC sales growth in June was negative for the first month in more than a year, signaling a persistent minimal slow-down for the PWC market, according to the latest figures from Info-Link Technologies’ Bellwether report.
Ski boats remain very strong, continuing at approximately 10 percent sales growth compared with the previous 12-month period. Ski boat sales growth has steadily increased for the past four years.
Outboard sales have held steady, still showing sales growth just below 10 percent, which has remained steady throughout the bulk of 2013. Sportfishing boat sales have been growing at a less frothy rate, hovering at approximately 10 percent for the last few months.
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.