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Table 5-6: Recreational Boat Registrations by Propulsion Type: 2014

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State Powered1 Nonpowered2 Other3 Total
Alabama 259,000 1,960 1,966 262,926
Alaska 49,390 448 285 50,123
Arizona 124,380 0 45 124,425
Arkansas 180,629 573 25,081 206,283
California 675,250 29,534 23,895 728,679
Colorado 78,926 3,226 1,531 83,683
Connecticut 99,250 305 103 99,658
Delaware 57,272 0 2,065 59,337
District of Columbia 1,529 339 95 1,963
Florida 825,019 20,918 27,570 873,507
Georgia 308,572 3,259 9,909 321,740
Hawaii 11,522 386 125 12,033
Idaho 83,419 650 2,201 86,270
Illinois 232,849 36,380 5,677 274,906
Indiana 210,930 733 803 212,466
Iowa 179,561 37,708 4,670 221,939
Kansas 78,514 2,628 874 82,016
Kentucky 160,296 0 14,062 174,358
Louisiana 307,059 0 0 307,059
Maine 105,550 0 778 106,328
Maryland 171,801 294 6,478 178,573
Massachusetts 124,507 0 11,243 135,750
Michigan 737,372 48,969 3,117 789,458
Minnesota 598,195 197,283 13,814 809,292
Mississippi 132,812 594 0 133,406
Missouri 291,771 2,174 64 294,009
Montana 46,374 297 756 47,427
Nebraska 82,915 1 3,862 86,778
Nevada 42,700 220 1,276 44,196
New Hampshire 88,869 3,389 0 92,258
New Jersey 149,529 3,360 0 152,889
New Mexico 33,610 964 73 34,647
New York 450,761 9 1,092 451,862
North Carolina 375,192 1,763 3,715 380,670
North Dakota 52,576 651 333 53,560
Ohio 303,511 156,148 119 459,778
Oklahoma 214,468 0 0 214,468
Oregon 157,558 0 5,800 163,358
Pennsylvania 283,321 19,150 19,724 322,195
Rhode Island 34,772 50 1,469 36,291
South Carolina 436,917 22,927 2,836 462,680
South Dakota 52,967 3,925 317 57,209
Tennessee 255,595 1,267 0 256,862
Texas 556,554 3,010 7,333 566,897
Utah 65,920 884 0 66,804
Vermont 27,861 0 0 27,861
Virginia 231,824 308 4,389 236,521
Washington 226,662 0 0 226,662
West Virginia 48,139 0 0 48,139
Wisconsin 601,514 19,555 6,283 627,352
Wyoming 26,279 614 224 27,117
United States, total4 10,960,861 627,056 216,085 11,804,002

1Powered boats include traditional power boats, sailboats with auxiliary engines and personal watercraft (such as jet-skis).

2Nonpowered boats include row boats, sail boats, canoes and kayaks.

3Other boats are those not included elsewhere.

4U.S. totals include Guam, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands.

NOTES: Data are derived from reports of states and other jurisdictions with varying registration categories. The U.S. totals do not include sailboards, which are registered in some states.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Boating Safety, personal communication in July 2015.

Updated: Saturday, May 20, 2017