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Boat Manufacturing

With its importance to the health of the industry, statistics on British boat manufacturing is a key part of British Marine’s market research service and is provided across a number of regular and ad hoc reports produced by British Marine, as well as research produced in conjunction with our strategic partners. The majority of these reports are produced exclusively for members of British Marine. 

Key Performance Indicators for the Leisure Marine, Superyacht and Small Commercial Marine Industry 

British Marine's Key Performance Indicators for the Leisure, Superyacht and Small Commercial Marine Industry report provides key economic indicators for different boat manufacturing segments, covering revenue, employment and gross value added to UK GDP. The full report can be downloaded here. Boat manufacturing segments featured in the report include:

  • Motor/Power Boat Manufacture;
  • Sail Boat Manufacture; and
  • Other Boat Manufacture

Marine Industry Trends

The latest marine industry trends reports provide key economic indicators for boat manufacturing, distribution and retail, covering changes in revenue and profit, business performance over the previous 6 months, current market sentiment and future prospects, and qualitative feedback on market obstacles and opportunities. The latest Marine Industry Trends report can be downloaded here.

Annual Boat Production Statistics

Each year British Marine commissions research from leading industry consultants to produce outline statistics on the number of leisure boats produced in the UK each year, based on interviews with key UK boat manufacturers. The report produced from these interviews provides data on boat production broken down by key power category and size, complemented by insightful commentary on key market trends. British Marine's Annual boat production statistics can be downloaded here.

UK Leisure Boat International Trade Flows (2015)

In September 2015 British Marine published a new report analysing trends in leisure boat imports to and exports from the UK, looking at key power categories, geographical markets and key trading partners. This short report uses trade data shared with British Marine by HMRC, the EU and the UN to provide trends data from 2006 to 2015, supplementing this data with British Marine's internal knowledge of the international boat trade. The international trade flows report can be downloaded here

ICOMIA Recreational Boating Industry Statistics

Additional data on UK boat production and the international trade in leisure boats can also be found in ICOMIA’s Recreational Boating Industry Statistics publication. For further information, please refer to the International Statistics page.