It’s a song that we at The Watercraft Journal have been singing for a while now; the PWC industry is really banging on all eight cylinders – particularly when it comes to new vehicle sales. For 2018, the worldwide sales reached over 63,000 units sold. Why that’s a far cry from the heyday years of 100,000 new units sold in 1995, over sixty-thousand is a tremendous feat considering that we were seeing numbers as low as the 20’s just 8 years ago.
While we mainly keep a close watch on how the industry is growing here in the US, we were excited to learn (and share) that new personal watercraft sales in the United Kingdom have reached a 10-year high. And it’s not just a flash in the pan, either; UK new unit sales are increasing by 14-percent, which puts 2019 on track to either meet or exceed 2008’s record sales of 1,780 new units sold. Now that is something to get excited about!
In a recent Facebook post, the Personal Watercraft Partnership (PWP) wrote: “Ski sales approach 2008 record levels. Some great industry news to share. 2018 witnessed 14% YOY increase in sales of skis. That’s 1,526 compared to 1,341 in 2017. In 2008 a record 1,780 were sold. What will 2019 bring?”