Monday, July 24, 2006

Super Size Me

Last week, we mentioned how hard it is becoming for owners of "average" sized boats to find slip space as marina operators make way for mega yachts. But what do marina operators know that you don't?

Well, they must have read a recent report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association, which stated that total units of powerboats were down last year by about 1%, but spending was up over 4%. What? In a nutshell, people are buying less boats, but the boats they are buying are bigger and cost more than ever. People are buying bigger and bigger boats!
Sources:
Chicago Sun-Times
SignOnSanDiego