Canadian Boating Statistical Abstract Released


The complete edition of the 2016 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract was released by NMMA Canada.

According to the report, there were approximately 37,349 new powerboats sold in 2016, an increase of 0.3 percent from 2015. Corresponding retail dollar sales were up 10.2 percent to $2 billion.

While the sales of outboard boats, inboard ski/wakeboard boats and jetboats were down in 2016, the sales of sterndrive boats increased 1.3 percent (3,895 units sold), inboard cruisers 5.3 percent (978 units), personal watercraft 21.5 percent (9,188 units) and inflatable boats 20.4 percent (755 units). Outboard engine sales were up in nearly all provinces, with growth led by Ontario (up 8.3 percent). Pre-owned boat unit sales in Canada totaled 63,505 units in 2016, down slightly (0.8 percent) after rebounding to a two-year high in 2015.

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