Recreational Boating Market: Cruising Market is Expected to Reach $54.41 Billion – Global Outlook and Forecast 2021-2026 – – Business Wire


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The global recreational boating market by revenue is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.02% during the period 2020-2026.

The leisure boat market is undergoing several transformations. The marine industry is witnessing an increasing appeal among end-users for advanced and innovative features such as joystick docking controls, automatic trim controls, and digital throttles and shifts. Consumers have less time developing driving skills with the hectic lifestyle and compiling practical experience on the water with the hectic lifestyle. Thus, their reliance on automatic controls is growing at an unprecedented rate.

The increasing focus on artificial intelligence is the critical technology process that is likely to be implemented in the marine industry. Artificial intelligence can be used to grow corals that are more immune to high sea temperatures and improve salinity and other variables. In the shipping industry, artificial intelligence makes things easier by impeccably incorporating new shipping logistics and communication technology to develop the business model within the industry.


The global recreational boating market research report includes a detailed segmentation by Products, Power, Activities, Geography. The global outboard boat market expects to reach USD 22.92 billion by 2026.

Outboard boats are one of the largest selling boats in the North American region. With technological improvements, the demand for high-performance outboard boats has grown considerably. Regulations have played a significant role in the increasing demand for outboard boats. The push toward single-fuel policies to promote safety in the industrial, military, and other end-user segments expects to be a strong global driver for high-powered diesel boats.

In terms of unit shipment, the global engine-powered boat market is likely to reach 882,365 units by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 10.98%. The growing demand for small and medium-sized vessels for fishing and recreational activities would support the market growth of outboard engines during the forecast period. Outboard motors allow boat manufacturers to offer customers ample interior space on boats along with enhanced engine power.

The increasing family tour boat rental practices would boost the demand for these products during the forecast period. In terms of power, engine-powered boats have witnessed significant improvement in terms of horsepower and technology. Stringent emission standards imposed by several countries across the globe and the launch of 4-stroke engines will further support the segment's growth.

The global cruising market expects to reach USD 54.41 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 11.05%. Developing economies such as APAC have emerged as critical regions witnessing a significant increase in the passenger base. For instance, Mainland China dominates the Asian market, accounting for close to 56% of the Asian passenger volume in 2019.

Most source markets in Asia observed YOY gains in 2019, except for Mainland China and Malaysia. Passenger volumes from Singapore, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam saw double-digit growth. Further, the expansion of cruise ship capacities is likely to influence the growth of the market. With the rise in cruising activities, the recreational boating market expects to receive more orders for large boats during the forecast period.


The global recreational boat market is fragmented due to the presence of local and global players. The market concentration in developed countries such as the US and other Western European countries is high. The market is in a growth stage in developing economies such as China because of the entry of many international brands in these countries.

The competition among vendors is based on product offerings and pricing. Vendors are using new business models and focusing on developing the portfolio of their established products to drive growth. The focus in yachts is heavily shifting towards luxury products, which is likely to provide vast opportunities to the vendors during the forecast period.

Prominent Vendors

Azimut-Benetti Group

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP)

Brunswick Corporation


Groupe Beneteau

Other Prominent Vendors

Albemarle Boats

Baja Marine

Bavaria Yachts

Bertram Yachts

Boston Whaler Boats

Catalina Yachts

Correct Craft

Custom Weld Boats

Duckworth Boats

Explorer Industries

Fountain Powerboats


Grady-White Boats

Grand Banks Yachts


High Caliber




Marine Products Corporation

Marlow Hunter

Maverick Boat Group

MCBC Holdings

Pacific Asian Enterprises


Princess Yachts

Sunseeker International

Thunder Jet

Viking Yacht

White River Marine Group


Zodiac Marine & Pool

Key Topics Covered:

1 Research Methodology

2 Research Objectives

3 Research Process

4 Scope & Coverage

4.1 Market Definition

4.2 Base Year

4.3 Scope of the Study

4.4 Market Segments

5 Report Assumptions & Caveats

5.1 Key Caveats

5.2 Currency Conversion

5.3 Market Derivation

6 Market at a Glance

7 Introduction

7.1 Overview

7.2 Recreational Boat Overview

7.3 Technological Advancements in Recreational Boating

7.4 Dawn of Electric & Hybrid Engines

7.5 Luxury Market

7.6 Impact Of COVID-19

8 Market Opportunities & Trends

8.1 Advancements in Marine Technology

8.2 Expected Growth in Consumer Confidence

8.3 Growing Opportunities in Electric Boat Industry

9 Market Growth Enablers

9.1 Rising Demand for Outboard Power Boats

9.2 Increasing Participation in Leisure Boating Activities in Europe

9.3 Rising Expenditure on Luxury Products & Services

10 Market Growth Restraints

10.1 Environmental Pollution Caused by Boating

10.2 Concept of Rental & Used Boat Services

10.3 Failure to Attract Millennials

11 Value Chain Analysis

11.1 Value Chain Overview

12 Market Landscape

12.1 Market Overview

12.2 Market Size & Forecast

12.3 Key Factors Impacting Recreational Boat Market

12.4 Superyacht Order Book

12.5 Five Forces Analysis

13 Boat Type

13.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)

13.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Units)

13.3 Market Overview

13.4 Outboard Boats

13.5 Inboard/Sterndrive Boat

13.6 Personal Watercraft Boat

13.7 Yachts

13.8 Other Boats

14 Power

14.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)

14.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Units)

14.3 Market Overview

14.4 Engine-Powered Boats

14.5 Sail-Propelled Boats

14.6 Man-Powered Boats

15 Activity

15.1 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Revenue)

15.2 Market Snapshot & Growth Engine (Units)

15.3 Market Overview

15.4 Cruising

15.5 Watersports

15.6 Fishing

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