PowerSports Business

March 13, 2017

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PWC PWC sales were up year-over-year in January, according to the latest Info-Link Bellwether report. According to Info-Link, the Bellwether report tracks sales of powerboats across the country based on new U.S. boat registrations on a rolling 12-month basis. Bellwether states are geographically dispersed states represent- ing roughly half of the U.S. boat market (var- ies by market segment and time of year). PWC sales were up more than 9 percent year-over-year in January. SEA-DOO SPARK TRIXX WINS NMMA INNOVATION AWARD BRP won its record-setting ninth NMMA Innovation Award at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show for its new Sea-Doo Spark Trixx. The Trixx model is based on the Sea-Doo Spark, but with added features that offer a fun new way to play on the water. "The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx turns riders into instant trick artists. You go from zero to hero in five minutes," said Alan Jones, marine journalist and member of the NMMA Innovation Award judging panel. The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx targets the next generation of watercraft owners with riding fun that not only changes the game, it helps invent new ones. Redefining what a sit-down watercraft can physically do — especially at an entry-level price — can spur younger generations to more strongly con- sider ownership. The ultra-lightweight (422 pounds) Spark Trixx is the most compact and nimble water- craft on the market. It adds exclusive features not found on any other production watercraft, each designed to deliver playfulness: 900 HO Rotax ACE engine Intelligent Brake and Reverse (iBR) A performance handlebar with adjust- able aluminum billet riser to provide more leverage for increased rider input 60-degree step wedges for secure footing and more confidence while going vertical Extended Range Variable Trim System (VTS) with two times the normal range to bury the nose or pop the bow up into a water wheelie easily with the tap of the throttle "Sea-Doo's brand promise is, 'Fun Runs in The Family.' Spark Trixx brings this to life for the entire family by providing an enhanced experience on the water," said Anne-Marie LaBerge, senior vice president, Global Brands and Communications at BRP. "Winning nine of the prestigious NMMA Innovation awards is an accomplishment BRP proudly celebrates. It is a tribute to our design and development approach, along with our commitment to pro- ducing technology that will lead the marine industry into the future." PWC REGISTRATIONS UP 7.4 PERCENT IN 2016 The National Marine Manufacturers Asso- ciation reports that registrations of new PWC were up 7.4 percent in December on a rolling 12-month, year-over-year comparison. New powerboat registrations were up 6.3 percent year-over-year, and nearly all seg- ments were up last year. DISTRIBUTOR'S PWC PARTS CATALOG LAUNCHES Hot Products has released its 2017 cata- log, with 340 pages of aftermarket PWC parts and acces- sories. The catalog includes a range of parts, from high performance parts to repair parts and accessories, ready for immediate shipping to dealers. PSB DIGEST 34 • March 13, 2017 • Powersports Business www.PowersportsBusiness.com PWC sales increase again in January: report The Sea-Doo Spark Trixx won an Innovation Award from the National Marine Manufacturers Association. San Diego-based Hot Products has published its 2017 catalog. released its 2017 cata- accessories, ready for San Diego-based Hot PWC sales remained strong year-over-year in January. Source: Info-Link Technologies

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