The National Marine Manufacturers Association has revealed May boat and personal watercraft registration data, and it’s safe to say powersports dealers were getting an early start on summer PWC sales.
Preliminary data from the report shows new PWC registrations were up 13 percent through May on a rolling 3-month year-over-year (R3M YOY) basis through May.
PWC registrations led all marine categories.
“We anticipate modest growth of up to 2 percent in new powerboat unit sales in 2019 and saw steady sales momentum in several segments through May, heading into June, July and August — the busiest selling months of the year,” said Dr. Thom Dammrich, NMMA president. “Personal watercraft, tow boats, as well as saltwater fishing boats and cruisers, with a boost from outboard propelled cruisers, drove new powerboat sales gains through May.”