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June 16, 2019

Industry Spotlight on Boating in Florida

Boating's impact in Florida

A look at boating by the numbers

| 1/31/2014

20,250 — Number of boats sold in Florida for the year ended Sept. 30, 2013, up from 18,185 the year before $1.7 billion — New power boat, engine, trailer and accessory retail sales in Florida, ranking the state No.1. Texas ranked second with

$1.2 billion, and Michigan third with $645.5 million

$606.3 million — Value of all boat sales in Florida in 2012. Florida sales make up 43% of the total value of all boat sales in the U.S. Of all boats sold in the U.S., nearly one in five is sold in Florida.

$353,000 — Average boat price in the 46-foot to 55-foot range, up from $326,000

$161,000 — Average boat price in the 36-foot to 45-foot range, up from $158,000

Sources: National Marine Manufacturers Association "2013 Economic Signifcance of Recreational Boating"; YachtWorld Market Index; Statistical Surveys

Tags: Transportation

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