Top Ten States in Boat Registrations

Back in June we posted the Top 10 States for boating based on expenditures. Earlier this month, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released the 2010 U.S. Recreational Boat Registration Statistics Report which looks at boat registration numbers for the year, and gives us all an indication of how the economy is affecting us boaters around the country.

Adult male (dad) wearing an inflatable life jacket driving a motor boat with a boy in a children's life jacket sitting on an adult female's (mom) lap. A girl is is sitting in the back of the boat.The 2010 Top 10 Registrations:

The report, released by the NMMA in October 2011, ranks each state based on total boat registrations. Here are the states that made the top ten and their numbers…

1. Florida: 914,535 registered boats in 2010, decreasing 3.6 percent from 2009’s 949,030 but holding onto number 1.

2. Minnesota: 813,976 registered boats in 2010, increasing 0.3 percent from 2009’s 811.775 and moving from 3rd place to 2nd in this annual list.

3. Michigan: 812,066 registered boats in 2010. Michigan moved from fourth to third, staying relatively flat in 2010 compared to 2009’s 811,670.

4. California: 810,008 registered boats in 2010. California dropped to fourth from second, decreasing a whopping 10.7 percent compared to 2009’s 906,988.

5. Wisconsin: 615,335 registered boats in 2010. Wisconsin remained ranked fifth, decreasing 1.8 percent compared to 2009’s 626,304.

6. Texas: 596,830 registered boats in 2010, decreasing 4.1 percent compared to 2009’s 622,184.

7. New York: 475,689 registered boats in 2010, decreasing 0.7 percent from 2009’s 479,161.

8. South Carolina: 435,491 registered boats in 2010, compared to 435,528 in 2009.

9. Ohio: 430,710 registered boats in 2010, increasing 1.4 percent compared to 2009’s 424,877.

10. North Carolina: 400,846 registered boats in 2010, decreasing 1.2 percent compared to 2009’s 405,663.


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