Figure 9—U.S. Recreational Boat Sales

Figure 9—U.S. Recreational Boat Sales

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Year Boats
1990 494,700
1991 448,000
1992 466,750
1993 498,775
1994 576,200
1995 663,760
1996 634,750
1997 610,100
1998 571,400
1999 582,500
2000 576,800
2001 880,300
2002 844,100
2003 837,900
2004 870,100
2005 864,450
2006 912,130
2007 841,820
2008 704,820
2009 572,500

Note: Retail unit estimates. Includes outboard, inboard, and sterndrive boats, jet boats (since 1995), personal watercraft (since 1991), sailboats, canoes, and kayaks (since 2001). Also includes inflatable boats (except 1992 to 2002).

Source: National Marine Manufacturers Association, Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics as of May 2012.