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Boating Tourism Research

Boating tourism, covering inland boat hire, coastal charter, passenger boat trips, sailing and watersports tuition and rental, and marinas and moorings, accounts for nearly 20% of UK marine industry revenue (2018-19). British Marine's latest research helps to provide tourism businesses and related organisations with key market data on the scope, value and market trends across these key marine sectors.

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

British Marine's Key Performance Indicators research provides key economic indicators for boating tourism sub-sectors, covering revenue, employment and gross value added to UK GDP. The full report can be downloaded here.

Marine Industry Trends

The latest marine industry trends report provides key economic indicators for individual boating tourism sectors, covering changes over the previous 6 months across a range of KPIs, including but not limited to market outlook among boating tourism businesses, business activity (bookings), revenue, profit and operating costs in the sector, and tourism workforce growth. The report also provides qualitative insight on trading conditions across key marine sectors and markets. The full report can be downloaded here.

The Economic Benefits of UK Boating Tourism (2018)

This report provides an assessment of the size, importance and economic contribution of boating-related tourism in the UK, including the expenditure of boaters on the water. The full report can be downloaded here

Marina and Moorings Market Study (2017) 

British Marine monitors marina and moorings capacity and occupancy through regular surveys of its marina members. The Marina and Moorings Market Study combines this supply and demand research with data on boating participation and ownership and economic data from our other consumer and industry reports in order to provide British Marine members with key data representing the full scope and value of the sector. The full report can be downloaded here.