Powerboat Industry is Powering Back to Life
Posted Friday, Aug 26, 2011 by
The powerboat industry, which had all but run aground during the Great Recession, is once again revving back to life, according to a recent report published by CNBC.com.* After plunging to less than half of its pre-2007 levels last year, powerboat sales are now on the upswing, according to the report.
Story highlights include:
- Last winter’s boat shows had attendance increases of 50 to 75 percent compared to 2010.
- The greatest sales activity has been at the extreme ends of the spectrum, with both inexpensive pleasure boats and high-end yachts enjoying the most activity. Boats in the market’s middle — $100,000 to $300,000 — continue to suffer from a general lack of consumer interest.
- There are still bargains to be had, with average prices down 12 to 16 percent from its highs three to four years ago.
- Many experts expect the industry to recover completely in about two years.
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