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by Peter Rendle 27 Mar 13:00 PDT
NMMA's January Monthly Shipment Report © National Marine Manufacturers Association

The National Marine Manufacturers Association's January 2024 Monthly Shipment Reports are now available to download. These reports track and analyze industry wholesale shipments using data from a control group of boat, engine, and trailer manufacturers. Members can use the data to gauge industry activity, assess business performance and power business plans.

The report includes current month, year-to-date, rolling 12-month and prior year comparisons of unit shipments and factory value for: outboard boats, sterndrive boats, inboard boats, jet boats, personal watercraft, inflatable boats, outboard motors, inboard/sterndrive motors, and boat trailers.

Boat Shows: The 90th Discover Boating Northwest Sportshow, in partnership with Progressive Insurance, closed out the Discover Boating winter show season, attracting more than 16,000 outdoors enthusiasts during March 14-17, with steady crowds through the weekend. The show featured a host of new boats and fishing equipment, and hunting, travel and outdoor gear from more than 300 exhibitors.

The show also featured a variety of outdoors education and activities for all ages, from daily fishing demos and seminars from the industry's top anglers to the Extreme Raptors Show, free fishing for kids at the Trout pond, and the new Friday Fish Fry.

Expansions: Suntex Marina Investors LLC, the largest standalone recreational marina owner in the U.S. by marina count and boat slips, announced today that it added to its northeast portfolio with the acquisition of Lighthouse Point Marina & Yacht Club in Toms River, New Jersey. One of the premier full-service marinas located along the scenic Toms River, Lighthouse Point offers 243 wet slips and 38 jetski slips, each with access to electric, water, cable and Wi-Fi.

Located within a fully protected natural breakwater on the river, which leads into Barnegat Bay, it is also one of the most luxurious on the Jersey Shore, with amenities including a full-service boat yard with haul and launch capabilities, winterization services, easily accessible customer amenities of bathrooms and showers, laundry facilities, a pool with lounges and cabanas, a game room, activities, snack bar, pump out stations and a store.

Everglades Boats is proud to announce new partnerships with the following five distinguished dealers: Luke Brown Yachts - Newport Beach, CA: Sun Sport Marine - Harrison Township, MI: Midwest Boating Center - Lake Ozark, MO: Garden State Yacht Sales - Point Pleasant, NJ: Yacht Center of the Caribbean - Hato Rey, Puerto Rico

"As the demand for our boats continues to grow, it is important that we have high quality dealers in key locations to provide the unmatched sales and service experience that is expected from Everglades," said Matt Vranich, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

MarineMax, the world's largest recreational boat and yacht retailer, announced it's expanding its footprint to Islamorada, Florida, with the addition of Native Marine. Native Marine was founded by Florida Keys natives Tommy, Sarah, and Brett Brashares. As an authorized Boston Whaler and Mercury Marine dealer, they have served the boating community from Tavernier to Key West. With deep roots in the Florida Keys, they have cultivated a genuine understanding of the area, its people, and the unique boating lifestyle that defines this coastal paradise.

Cantiere del Pardo is pleased to announce the opening of a new representation office in the United States, located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This strategic location has been carefully selected due to its prominence as the bustling heart of the American boating industry, renowned for its central position and reputation within the sector. The decision to establish the office in Fort Lauderdale was influenced by the remarkable success of the Pardo Yachts brand over the years, both in South Florida and nationally, establishing itself firmly in the American boating market.

A reminder: Early bird registration for the American Boating Congress closes on April 1. This is your final chance to take advantage of discounted rates and secure your spot at our industry's premier advocacy event.

More marine industry news at from the largest boating news network, updated daily.

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