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    New PWC Sales Continue to Grow Throughout 2014



    Some of you surely remember the downward spiral of PWC sales after the bubble burst, which trended until around 2012. In 2012, the industry saw it’s first growth again and became a likely alternative to getting on the water in a more inexpensive manner due to the rising fuel prices. Add to that a worldwide surge in jet ski clubs bringing riders together, riding more often, causing a ripple effect of maintenance, new sales, aftermarket upgrades and much more. 2012 also brought changes and movement in the HydroDrags creating a fast growing and very popular water drag race series that is now held multiple times a year in Florida.

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    This is a Good Thing

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    I wonder how much of this is directly related to the Spark?

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    It's estimated that of the 47,000+ units sold, 8,000 of them were Sparks sold domestically with that number being over 11,000 internationally. Again these are not "HARD" numbers, but estimates as BRP is being a little mum. The big question is how many Spark sales cannibalized GTI sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustymuscle View Post
    It's estimated that of the 47,000+ units sold, 8,000 of them were Sparks sold domestically with that number being over 11,000 internationally. Again these are not "HARD" numbers, but estimates as BRP is being a little mum. The big question is how many Spark sales cannibalized GTI sales.
    Also, how many people bought two Sparks instead of the one GTI though?

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    In conversations with dealers, I've heard many Spark sales were not by first-time buyers but returning buyers who wanted something cheap for their kids to ride while they cruised their $16,000 skis.

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    Great to see. Peak yr was in 1996 with 199k units sold. Kudos to SD for a "Spark" in a dying industry. Hopefully Yami and Kawi follow suit and spend less time making hater videos on Spark. Imop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustymuscle View Post
    It's estimated that of the 47,000+ units sold, 8,000 of them were Sparks sold domestically with that number being over 11,000 internationally.

    Again these are not "HARD" numbers, but estimates as BRP is being a little mum....
    11K of the 47K total BRP production, correct?

    Not 11,000 total Spark sales.... ?

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    Nope, those are supposedly only Spark sales.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustymuscle View Post
    Nope, those are supposedly only Spark sales.
    So 11K total Spark sales including international, or 8K US plus 11K international?

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