According to a report from the National Marine Manufacturers Association in July, Canadian outboard engine wholesale shipments were down lightly (-0.6 percent) as of June.
On a rolling twelve-month (R12M) basis, outboard engine wholesale shipments were down 14.1 percent from a year ago. However, four-strokes (which account for the bulk, 89.3 percent, of total shipments) continue to be a strong category, (up 5.9 percent R12M year over year (YOY)) relative to two-strokes (-66.6 percent R12M YOY).
Higher-powered engines (100hp and higher) also continue to grow year over year (R12M up 4 percent) while comparable shipments of engines in lower power-bands continue to trend downward, posting declines ranging from -2.5 percent to -34.4 percent.
Retail estimates of outboard engine sales in Canada, based on warranty card registrations, were down -7.4 percent (R12M through June) compared to a year ago.