NMMA says shipments grew by 5.9% over the previous year

Wholesale outboard shipments in the US were up 5.9% in 2018, according to the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) Monthly Shipping Report.

Big horsepower engines were the big sellers with 200hp and above up 20.8% over 2017, accounting for over 25% of the market.

Outboards under 200hp grew a modest 1.6% in 2018, and account for 74.4% market share.

The data comes from NMMA’s control group of manufacturers, representing 95% of the market.