Recreational Boating: United States

This report forecasts US recreational boating demand and shipments in US dollars at the manufacturers' level to 2018. Total demand and shipments in dollars are segmented by product in terms of traditional powerboats, other recreational boats, propulsion systems, and accessories. Recreational boat demand in units is also forecast to 2018 and segmented by product in terms of traditional powerboats and other recreational boats.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand in dollars is provided in an annual series from 2003 to 2013; the various demand and shipment segments in dollars are reported at five-year intervals for 2008 and 2013. Recreational boat demand and related segments in units are also provided for 2008 and 2013. An Industry Overview section defines products, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trends in trade, recreational boat retail, technology, and regulatory and safety issues.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading companies competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 27-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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