NMMA Report: October Wholesale Outboard Shipments in Canada Up

Wholesale shipments of outboard engines in Canada for NMMA's (National Marine Manufacturers Association) control group of manufacturers grew again in October (up 7.2 percent year-over-year (YOY)), slowing the rate of rolling twelve-month (R12M) decline to -14.2 percent YOY.  

The monthly increase primarily reflected gains in higher-powered engines that account for more than half of the market in terms of dollars.  

Engines 200hp and higher have consistently outperformed other segments and through October, was up 22.5 percent (R12M YOY).  

Retail sales of outboard engines turned down in October following four consecutive months of YOY growth.  On a R12M basis, warranty card registrations were relatively unchanged (-0.1 percent) YOY.