Boat and Engine Exports and Imports Section of 2017 Statistical Abstract Now Available

The third section of NMMA’s 2017 U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract, Boat and Engine Exports and Imports section, is now available in the Statistics section of NMMA.org.

The 2017 Boat and Engine Exports and Imports section includes production and retail unit sales data; export unit sales by length; import unit sales by length; estimated retail sales; and, retail sales by length. 

  • In 2017, recreational boat and marine engine imports were up 10.9% to an all-time high of $3.2 billion.
  • Exports from the U.S. increased by 9.4% to 1.3 billion for 2017.
  • For the 10th consecutive year Western Europe and Canada rank as the top two export trading partners (3rd consecutive year for Canada ranking 1st).
  • The U.S. remains a net exporter of outboard boats, sterndrive boats, and smaller inboard boats.


NMMA members receive unlimited complimentary access to the digital versions of each section of the Statistical Abstract as they become available, in addition to the full compilation report, which will be released in August.

This report is the most comprehensive collection of industry data and a trusted source for recreational boating statistics. NMMA is constantly improving the timeliness of its data and by releasing the Abstract in sections, as key statistics are available, timelier and valuable insights are provided to members across all industry segments.

The release schedule for the 2017 Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract is:
May: Pre-owned Boat Market; Powerboat Sales Trends; Cruiser, Watersport, and Offshore Fishing Boat Sales Trends
June: Total Industry Sales by Category and State
July: Total Boat Registrations
August: Full Report

Bookmark www.nmma.org/statistics/publications/statistical-abstract for easy access to the 2017 Statistical Abstract.

Visit www.nmma.org/statistics or contact stats@nmma.org for more information.