Hurricanes Harvey and Irma damaged more than 63,000 recreational boats for a combined dollar damage estimate of $655 million, BoatUS said today. The numbers are strikingly close to 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, which disputably was the single largest industry loss, with more than 65,000 damaged boats and more than $650 million in estimated losses. Breaking down the 2017 season storms, Irma damaged or destroyed 50,000 vessels with about $500 million in recreational boat damage, BoatUS said. About 13,500 boats were damaged or lost at a cost of $155 million as the result of Hurricane Harvey. Read more.