Table 4-6 Recreational Boats Owned in the United States

Table 4-6
Recreational Boats Owned in the United States

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Year Estimated number of boats
1990 15,987,000
1991 16,262,000
1992 16,262,000
1993 16,212,000
1994 16,239,000
1995 15,375,000
1996 15,830,000
1997 16,230,000
1998 16,824,000
1999 16,790,500
2000 16,991,140
2001 16,999,400

SOURCE: National Marine Manufacturers Association, Chicago, IL, available at: http://www.nmma.org as of July 17, 2002.

  • Figures are estimates. Ownership figures are based on actual U.S. Coast Guard registrations and estimates of nonregistered boats. Total registry of numbered boats as of December 2000 was 12,782,143.