According to a research report "Recreational Boat Market by Boat Type (Yachts,Sailboats, Personal Watercrafts, Inflatables), Size (<30 Feet, 30-50 Feet, >50 Feet), Engine Placement, Engine (ICE, Electric), Material, Activity Type, Power Source,Region - Global Forecast to 2028" published by MarketsandMarkets, the global recreational boat market, by value, is estimated to be USD 18.9 billion in 2023 and is projected to reach USD 25.9 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 6.5% from 2023 to 2028.
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The market for recreational boat is expected to rise as a result of reasons including, the adoption of emissions-free transportation, and advantageous government policies including subsidies, rise in boat industry electrification.
The growth of recreational boats in the future is expected to be driven by several key factors. Firstly, the increasing popularity of outdoor recreation and water-based activities will fuel the demand for recreational boats. People are increasingly seeking opportunities to spend time in nature, engage in leisure activities, and enjoy water sports. Recreational boats provide a means to explore waterways, lakes, and coastlines, offering an immersive and enjoyable experience for individuals, families, and groups.Advancements in boat manufacturing technology will also play a significant role in driving the growth of the recreational boat market. Manufacturers are continuously improving boat design, materials, and propulsion systems to enhance performance, safety, and fuel efficiency. Technological innovations, such as electric propulsion systems, hybrid engines, and advanced navigation and entertainment systems, will attract consumers seeking eco-friendly and advanced boating options.Moreover, the expansion of tourism and travel will contribute to the increased demand for recreational boats. Coastal and waterfront destinations are popular among tourists, and boating activities offer unique experiences for travelers. Boat rental services, guided tours, and water-based excursions will drive the demand for recreational boats, particularly in tourist hotspots.Government initiatives and support for the boating industry will also fuel growth. Governments recognizing the economic benefits of boating and water tourism are investing in the development of marinas, waterfront infrastructure, and boating facilities. Supportive policies, tax incentives, and promotional campaigns will encourage participation in recreational boating and attract new entrants to the market.Lastly, the emphasis on sustainability and environmentally friendly practices will shape the future of the recreational boat market. With growing environmental concerns, consumers are increasingly opting for eco-friendly and energy-efficient boating options. Manufacturers are responding to this demand by developing electric-powered boats, utilizing sustainable materials, and implementing green practices throughout the production process.
Developed nations such as US,Germany, France, and the UK are promoting the use of electrified boats and marine systems to reduce emissions. India, China, South Korea, Japan and Brazil have increased their investments in the development of waterways and marine tourism due to the growing urban population and economy in these countries. Due to such investment demand for recreational boat will be more during the forecast period.
By Electric segment is expected to be the fastest segment in the forecast
The Electric powered boats segment is estimated to lead the global recreational boat market by engine type. An electric boats obtains power from an storage battery. There is an increase in the electrification of boats globally, owing to reduced emissions. Asia Oceania and Europe are increasingly investing in the electrification of their transportation systems. For instance, some nations provide incentives to businesses that finance the development of electric boats. For examples in 2022, India launched it first electric operated Ferries for its one of its’s state waterways. Since they emit no emissions when in use, electric boats are more environmentally friendly than diesel locomotives. Because of this, they are appealing to organizations and governments that want to reduce their carbon footprint. Similarly, South Korea and Japan have launched their own Hydrogen based boats and ferries for public transport thereby reducing emissions and improving public transports.
North America is expected to be the largest and fastest market during the forecast
North America is estimated to second larget market of the recreational boatin 2023 in terms of value. Germany, The region is a major hub for several renowned OEMs, including Brunswick Corporation,Malibu Boats, MasterCraft, Polaris Inc., Bombardier Recreational Products. The North American boat industry is the largest in the world. Most American boats are equipped with high-end technologies, which include advanced navigation, digital consoles, high performance and efficiencent porpulsion, and other features providing comfort. This offers recreational boat OEMs opportunities to increase their presence in North America.
The recreational boat market is dominated by global players such as Brunswick Corporation (India), Yamaha Motor Corporation (Japan), Groupe Beneteau (France), Malibu Boats (US) and Ferretti Group (Italy). These companies offer extensive products and solutions for the recreational boat industry; have strong distribution networks at the global level, and invest heavily in R&D to develop new products.
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