The boat building market consists of sales of boats and related services by entities (organizations, sole traders, and partnerships) that operate shipyards or boatyards. Shipyards and boatyards are fixed facilities with drydocks and fabrication equipment capable of building boats, including dinghies, hovercrafts, motorboats, rowboats, yachts, sailboats, and inflatable rubber boats. Only goods and services traded between entities or sold to end consumers are included.
The global boat building market is expected to decline from $37.49 billion in 2019 to $36.87 billion in 2020 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of -1.66%. The decline is mainly due to the COVID-19 outbreak that has led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of industries and other commercial activities resulting in operational challenges. The entire supply chain has been disrupted, impacting the market negatively. The market is then expected to recover and reach $46.18 billion in 2023 at a CAGR of 7.80%.