Sales statistics for the year 2019 in the United States.

Sales statistics for 2019 in the United States.

On the premise.

It’s always very interesting and informative to follow the large U.S. market in terms of boat sales. The supply is plentiful and prices are always more competitive than in the Canadian market.

There are certainly critics of saltwater boats, but as there are here in fresh water, salt water boaters who take great care of their boats. But as it is often said, if you are going to acquire a wreck, it is better to purchase one in fresh water, that’s for sure.

As with all transactions, each vessel must be assessed in a thorough manner, whether it is in Florida, Maryland, the New York area or the greater Great Lakes region of the U.S. sector, the boat is accepted once the inspections are done from A to Z and to your full satisfaction. That being said, definitely there are bargains and deals to be found in the US as there is an ABONDANCE of boats for sale.


A complete picture of 2019 was published on 22 Jan 2020 giving us a complete view of sales for all categories of boats made in the United States for the year 2019 with a comparison for the year 2018.

There was an overall decrease of – 3.5% compared to 2018. These statistics are obtained from data provided by the U.S. Coast Guard responsible for ship registration in more than 65% of the states, including the most important for boating, East Coast of the United States (Florida, Carolina, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Road Island, Massachusetts, etc.) and the west coast including the Great Lakes (Michigan, Wisconsin).

Following are the details of 2019 by category and the percentage in relation to the year 2018:

  • Aluminium boat mainly for fishing, 16 to 99 ft: 47,160 units sold: -7.6%
  • Pontoon-type boat: 56,868 units sold: -2.3%
  • Fiberglass boat, outboard engine: 55,962 units sold: – 0.6%
  • Bow-rider and deckboat with stern-drives, 14 to 30 ft: 9,441 units sold: – 11.2%
  • All cruisers 31 to 40 ft: 1,123 units sold: – 10.4%
  • All yachts from 41 to 65 ft: 791 units sold: – 14.2%
  • All yachts over 66 ft: 160 units sold: -10.1%
  • Wakeboard sports boats: 10,947 units sold: up 4%
  • Electric powered boats: 223 units sold: -11.2%
  • Jet-powered boats: 5259 units sold: – 1.8%


In light of these figures, there are only two categories in the positive but sales of pontoons, boats with outboard engines and the boats with jet propulsion are still strong.

It is certain that a market where supply is plentiful and the market is declining, greatly in the advantage of the purchaser.

Ita Yachts Canada brokers specialize in all transactions outside of Canada, so contact us with your criteria and it would be our pleasure to find your next boat.


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