First Time Boat Buyers Skyrocket in 2020

First-time boat buyers accounted for 31 percent of new boat sales, further spiking after years of declines in such consumers, according to Info-Link Technologies Inc., a Florida firm that tracks new and used boat registrations.

This year is tracking to see roughly 25,000 more new boat purchases this year compared to last year — and more than 24,000 of those can be attributed to first-time buyers, according to Info-Link managing director Jack Ellis. (Source: Soundings Trade Only)