2020 Is a Banner Year for Boat Sales

Outdoors related industries have seen a big boom in business during the global COVID-19 pandemic. People have been searching for ways to get out of their homes without being in stuck in masses at airports, bus stations, and cruise ships. We’ve already covered how RV manufacturers have had to balance shutting down plants while trying to meet the demand for increased sales[1]. In fact, the terms Corona Campers and COVID Campers have become part of the RV sales language. Now, statistics have surfaced, showing that boat[2] sales are also up. Indeed, even Motorbiscuit has seen reader interest in boat-related stories[3] rise.

New boat registration statistics

People going for a ride in a Bayliner boatPeople going for a ride in a Bayliner boat
A family going for a ride in a boat | GettyImages

Data from new powerboat registrations show that sales are up when compared to a year ago. According to a press release[4] from the National Marine Manufacturer’s Association, a boating industry organization, the sales spike has crossed multiple marine industry categories. The data shows,

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