Boat sales drop in February

The slim sales gains that the business achieved in January vanished the following month as a harsh and snowy winter punished the Midwest, Smashing Plains and Northeast states. Persistent bitterly cold weather at times reached mystical into the South, pushing aside thoughts of spring and good times on the water.

Statistical Surveys reported today that sales in the most important powerboat segments fell 5.3 percent, or 243 boats, to 4,315, in February and they dropped 3.4 percent industrywide, or 226 boats, to 6,371, from the same month last year in 29 initial reporting states that represent about 68 percent of the U.S. boating industry.

Sales were lower in the outstanding segments and industrywide for the first time since November and for only the second time since last April at the end of a three-month sales nosedive that was widely blamed on a cold, wet spring in many parts of the country.

Statistical Surveys national thalassic sales manager Ryan Kloppe was somewhat surprised by the February decline, but he said sales “were precisely down by a couple hundred boats. For a slow month, I’m not too concerned.”

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