- There were approximately 39,094 new power boats sold in 2017, an increase of 4.7% from 2016. Corresponding retail dollar sales remained about the same at $1.97 million.
- In 2017, unit sales were up for the following boat categories: personal watercraft (up 12.8%), outboard boats (up 4.3%), sport jetboats (up 3.4%), and sailboats (up 2%).
- Outboard engine unit sales totaled 40,826 in 2017, up 2.8%from the previous year. Corresponding dollars were up 8.5% to $321.6 million.
- Outboard boats accounted for the largest share (42.2%) of pre-owned boats sold in Canada in 2017, followed by sterndrive boats (21.3%) and personal watercraft (15.7%).
- Canadian recreational boat imports totaled $831.9 million in 2017, up 21.3% from 2016; Exports of recreational boats also increased, up 4.5% to $179.8 million.
- Together, recreational boat and marine engine imports totaled $1.1 billion in 2017; exports of the same totaled $220 million.
The four sections of the 2017 Abstract – Economic Facts, Retail Markets (New Boats), Pre-Owned Markets, and Exports/Imports – are available for complimentary individual download by NMMA members on the new, easier-to-navigate statistics section of NMMA.ca found here; the full report is also available for purchase by non-NMMA members. The print edition of the complete Abstract can be ordered here.