US boating body surveys its members
The Boat Owners Association of the United States, otherwise known as BoatUS, which claims it is the world’s largest organisation of recreational boatowners, has announced the 20 most popular brands of boats owned by its 650,000 members.
Leading the list are:
1 Sea Ray
Sea Ray, with 54,266 boats, was by far the most popular powerboat owned by BoatU.S. members, followed by Bayliner with 32,712, Wellcraft with 17,565 and Grady-White with 16,487.
The next five largest boat brands owned are Chris-Craft with 11,071, Boston Whaler with 10,979, Carver with 10,439, Hunter with 10,037 and Four Winns with 9,265.
Rounding out the top 20 boats are: Pro-Line, Chaparral, Mako, Silverton, Regal, Maxum, Rinker, Pearson, Aquasport, and Larson.
“Since the average BoatU.S. member owns 1.8 boats we can say with confidence that BoatU.S. members own nearly 1.2 million recreational boats, or about 10% of all of the registered boats in the country” says BoatUS.
The average size boat owned is larger than 27ft.