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U.S. boating worth $121 billion

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The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) put the annual economic value of recreational boating in the United States at $121 billion for last year. The association’s annual data attributes 964,000 jobs and 34,833 businesses to the industry which generates $40 billion in labor income and drives $83 billion in spending.


The statistics are derived from the NMMA’s annual U.S. Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract which started in 1990. For more information, visit NMMA.org.

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