Over the last year or so, boat dealers have seen a surprising surge in sales. Whether you’re one of the one-third of Americans who spends at least some time on a boat annually or not, this fact is a surprising one. Boat sales, in particular, have seen significant growth over 2020 and 2021, and experts believe that growth is poised to continue.
Let’s take a closer look.
Some companies, instead of focusing on boat sales, are offering boat memberships to people who want to purchase boats. These memberships can come with exclusive maintenance and docking privileges for boat owners who choose to join. Not only is this an excellent benefit to boat owners of all ages and experience levels, but it’s a great incentive to bring customers who are looking for a way to get into boating through the doors.
People have been so enthusiastic about getting into boating that dealers and manufacturers are having trouble keeping up. Thanks to shortages in labor and lockdowns during 2020, many manufacturers are making strides to meet consumer demand for boats this year. Whether you’re new to boating or you’re looking for a better boat for yourself, it’s safe to say that the industry is doing just fine.