PONTOON SEGMENT GROWTH AS A PERCENT OF TOTAL MARKET
If you’ve recently purchased a powerboat over 15 feet in length, there is a strong possibility that you’ve purchased a pontoon. Consider pontoon growth relative to the overall market for power boats 15 feet and above. According to an article in Trade Only Today titled, The Newly Cool Pontoon Boat , you can see that in 2012, a total of 134,169 powerboats in the 15 feet and above size range were sold. Pontoons made up about 25% of the total market in that size range in 2012 with 33,615 pontoons sold. The total number of pontoons sold in 2012 didn’t quite reach its 2005 peak of 43,642 pontoons sold, but consider that in 2005, the total market for power boats 15 feet and above was 285,502 in all. So, in 2005, or just 9 years ago, pontoons represented only 15% of the overall market for power boats over 15 feet in length compared to 25% in 2012.