Leisure Boat Market By Type (New Leisure Boat, Used Leisure Boat), By Product (Motorized, Non-motorized) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2024 - 2032

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The leisure boat market caters to the recreational desires of individuals, offering a variety of watercraft for leisure activities. The leisure boat market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.5% during the forecast period of 2024 to 2032, driven by booming tourism and travel, increasing interest in water sports, and growing wealth and disposable income. However, environmental sustainability concerns pose a significant restraint. Market segmentation by type and product reveals varying trends, with different segments leading in revenue and CAGR. Geographic trends highlight regional variations, with North America and the Asia-Pacific region playing pivotal roles.

Leisure Boat Market

Booming Tourism and Travel

One of the primary drivers propelling the leisure boat market is the booming tourism and travel industry. In 2023, the travel and tourism sector witnessed a resurgence, with people seeking unique experiences and destinations. Leisure boats play a pivotal role in providing tourists with exciting water-based activities, including cruises, water sports, and island hopping. As evidence, tourist destinations worldwide have invested in leisure boats to cater to the growing demand for water-based adventures. The anticipated continuation of the travel industry's recovery is expected to boost the demand for leisure boats in the coming years.

Increasing Interest in Water Sports

The rising interest in water sports has been a significant driver for the leisure boat market. In 2023, water sports, such as wakeboarding, water skiing, and paddleboarding, gained popularity among enthusiasts of all ages. Leisure boats, especially motorized ones, are essential for water sports activities, offering the speed and performance required for an exhilarating experience. As evidence, water sports facilities and operators have expanded their fleets of leisure boats to meet the growing demand. The expected growth in the water sports industry is set to drive the demand for leisure boats.

Growing Wealth and Disposable Income

The growth in wealth and disposable income among consumers has contributed to the expansion of the leisure boat market. In 2023, improving economic conditions and increased prosperity have enable more individuals and families to indulge in leisure activities, including boat ownership and recreational boating. As evidence, boat manufacturers and dealers have reported increased sales and demand for both new and used leisure boats. The expected growth in wealth and disposable income is anticipated to sustain the demand for leisure boats, particularly new ones.

Environmental Sustainability Concerns

While the leisure boat market exhibits significant growth drivers, it is not without restraints. Environmental sustainability concerns have become a critical issue in 2023, with a growing awareness of the environmental impact of leisure boating. As evidence, there have been discussions about the use of cleaner and more eco-friendly propulsion systems, such as electric and hybrid engines, as well as efforts to reduce pollution in water bodies. These concerns may lead to regulations and changes in consumer preferences, impacting the market's product offerings and practices.

Market Segmentation by Type: New Leisure Boats Dominate the Market

The leisure boat market is segmented by type into New Leisure Boats and Used Leisure Boats. In 2023, the highest revenue was generated by New Leisure Boats, while Used Leisure Boats exhibited the highest CAGR during the forecast period from 2024 to 2032. New leisure boats are preferred by consumers seeking the latest features and technology, contributing to higher revenue in 2023. On the other hand, the Used Leisure Boat segment is expected to experience the highest CAGR due to its affordability and the availability of well-maintained, pre-owned boats.

Market Segmentation by Product: Motorized Leisure Boats Dominate the Market

The market segmentation by product includes Motorized and Non-motorized leisure boats. In 2023, the highest revenue was generated by Motorized leisure boats, while Non-motorized leisure boats exhibited the highest CAGR during the forecast period from 2024 to 2032. Motorized leisure boats offer power and speed for various water activities, leading to higher revenue in 2023. Non-motorized leisure boats, such as sailboats and paddleboats, are expected to see a significant CAGR due to their eco-friendliness and appeal to those seeking a quieter and slower-paced boating experience.

North America remains the Global Leader

Geographic trends in the leisure boat market highlight regional disparities in both revenue and CAGR. In 2023, North America led in revenue, driven by the strong presence of the boating industry and water-based recreational activities. However, the Asia-Pacific region is projected to exhibit the highest CAGR from 2024 to 2032, reflecting the growing interest in leisure boating and water sports. Europe, with its extensive waterways and coastal areas, also contributes significantly to the market's dynamics.

Market Competition to Intensify during the Forecast Period

Competitive trends in the leisure boat market are characterized by top players and their key strategies. In 2023, companies such as Brunswick Corporation, Groupe Beneteau, Malibu Boats, Avon Marine, Azimut Benetti Group, Baja Marine, Bavaria Yachtbau GmbH, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) Inc., Chaparral Boats, Inc., Farr Yacht Design, Ltd., Ferretti S.P.A. and Fountain Powerboats, Inc. were prominent in the industry, with substantial revenues from leisure boat manufacturing. These players are expected to continue their dominance in the forecast period from 2024 to 2032 through innovation, diversification, and geographic expansion. Their strategies revolve around staying ahead in the competitive landscape, expanding their product portfolios, and addressing emerging market demands.

Historical & Forecast Period

This study report represents analysis of each segment from 2022 to 2032 considering 2023 as the base year. Compounded Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) for each of the respective segments estimated for the forecast period of 2024 to 2032.

The current report comprises of quantitative market estimations for each micro market for every geographical region and qualitative market analysis such as micro and macro environment analysis, market trends, competitive intelligence, segment analysis, porters five force model, top winning strategies, top investment markets, emerging trends and technological analysis, case studies, strategic conclusions and recommendations and other key market insights.

Research Methodology

The complete research study was conducted in three phases, namely: secondary research, primary research, and expert panel review. key data point that enables the estimation of Leisure Boat market are as follows:

  • Research and development budgets of manufacturers and government spending
  • Revenues of key companies in the market segment
  • Number of end users and consumption volume, price and value.
  • Geographical revenues generate by countries considered in the report
  • Micro and macro environment factors that are currently influencing the Leisure Boat market and their expected impact during the forecast period.

Market forecast was performed through proprietary software that analyzes various qualitative and quantitative factors. Growth rate and CAGR were estimated through intensive secondary and primary research. Data triangulation across various data points provides accuracy across various analyzed market segments in the report. Application of both top down and bottom-up approach for validation of market estimation assures logical, methodical and mathematical consistency of the quantitative data.

Research Period  2022-2032
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period  2024-2032
Historical Year  2022
Unit  USD Million
  • New Leisure Boat
  • Used Leisure Boat

  • Motorized
    •     Personal Watercraft
    •     Outboard Boats
    •     Yacht
    •     Others
  • Non-motorized
    •     Kayaks
    •     Canoes
    •     Others

 Region Segment (2022-2032; US$ Million)

  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
    • Rest of North America
  • UK and European Union
    • UK
    • Germany
    • Spain
    • Italy
    • France
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • GCC
    • Africa
    • Rest of Middle East and Africa

Key questions answered in this report

  • What are the key micro and macro environmental factors that are impacting the growth of Leisure Boat market?
  • What are the key investment pockets with respect to product segments and geographies currently and during the forecast period?
  • Estimated forecast and market projections up to 2032.
  • Which segment accounts for the fastest CAGR during the forecast period?
  • Which market segment holds a larger market share and why?
  • Are low and middle-income economies investing in the Leisure Boat market?
  • Which is the largest regional market for Leisure Boat market?
  • What are the market trends and dynamics in emerging markets such as Asia Pacific, Latin America, and Middle East & Africa?
  • Which are the key trends driving Leisure Boat market growth?
  • Who are the key competitors and what are their key strategies to enhance their market presence in the Leisure Boat market worldwide?
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