Number of Ohio boat registrations at record high - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Number of Ohio boat registrations at record high

Posted: Updated:

WILLOUGYBY, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's recreational boating fleet continues to grow.

For the fourth straight year, the number of Ohio boat registrations reached a record high, totaling 435,310 vessels of all kinds in 2012.

The prior record was 426,674 vessels registered with the Ohio Division of Watercraft in 2011.

The registrations include boats, jet-propelled personal watercraft, sailboats, canoes, kayaks and rowboats.

State watercraft officials tell The (Willoughby) News-Herald (/bit.ly/YYnOA8) that the growing number of recreational boating registrations has been fueled by the popularity of canoeing and kayaking.

Ten percent of registered pleasure boats in Ohio in 2012 were personal watercraft, including the commercially trademarked names like Jet Skies and Waverunners.

The top five counties for boat registrations, in order, are the counties that are home to Columbus, Cleveland, Akron, Cincinnati and Dayton.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Ohio/Pennsylvania NewsMore>>

  • Ohio man pleads to drug sales in deadly overdose

    Ohio man pleads to drug sales in deadly overdose

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:10:56 GMT
    A northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges including selling fentanyl to a woman who fatally overdosed last year.More >>
    A northeast Ohio man has pleaded guilty to federal drug trafficking charges including selling fentanyl to a woman who fatally overdosed last year.
    More >>
  • School bus driver killed during safety drill

    School bus driver killed during safety drill

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:05:32 GMT
    Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.More >>
    Police say an Ohio school bus driver sacrificed her life to save a 10-year-old girl during an evacuation drill outside a charter school.
    More >>
  • Document: Governor's office forced pharmacy firing

    Document: Governor's office forced pharmacy firing

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-09-17 01:02:39 GMT
    A state pharmacy board document says the office of Ohio Gov. John Kasich forced the firing of its director by threatening board members with their jobs if he wasn't removed.More >>
    A state pharmacy board document says the office of Ohio Gov. John Kasich forced the firing of its director by threatening board members with their jobs if he wasn't removed.
    More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms