Boating Brings in Billions To Michigan

By: News 10
By: News 10

Recreational boating isn't just a popular activity once the weather gets nice, it's also a big money maker for the state of Michigan.

New data from the National Marine Manufacturers Association shows boating brings in $7.4 billion to Michigan, ranking third behind Florida ($10.3 billion) and California ($8.9 billion).

According to the Michigan Secretary of State's office, there are more than 907,182 watercraft registered on file. The department says boat sales went up 10% last year and are expected to increase another 10% in 2013.

The Department of Natural Resources estimates there are nearly 11,000 inland lakes in Michigan, which is also surrounded by 4 of the 5 Great Lakes. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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