Posts in category

Boat sales


In response to declining sales, manufacturers began to place more emphasis on building boats only when dealers ordered them to reduce inventory. “Last year, dealer inventory was quite thin,” said association president Thom Dammrich. He added that they will likely increase inventory after a strong 2011. “This year I think there will probably be more …

The maritime economy has not been in good shape in the city which calls itself “the sailing capital of America”. The slump that calmed the nation’s powerboat and sailboat industry four years ago hasn’t spared Annapolis — or the two boat shows that have docked in the harbor every October since the 1970s. But this …

Florida’s economy remains sluggish in many areas – foreclosures, home construction, job creation. But here’s a bright light: the state led the nation in boat sales in 2011. For most people, boats are the perfect purchase: they don’t need them. They want them. So when boats start to sell, it indicates that buyers are more …

After being hit by the financial crisis, the industry bottomed out last year when boat sales hit a record high of 137,000, a 55% drop from pre-2007 levels and a drop 14% compared to 2009. Expectations of a 10% increase in sales this year have been tempered by rising gasoline prices as well as economic …