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RECREATIONAL BOAT SALES FALL IN US

American outdoors people returned to the waterways in 1990 in equal numbers to years past, albeit in fewer new boating products. Across the US, an estimated 73.4 million participants enjoyed recreational boating during the year using an armada of just over 16 million boats of all types.

New boat sales during the year totaled 504,100 units, a decline of 21 percent from 637,500 units in 1989.

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