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Market Overview | Netherlands


Marine firms in the Netherlands reported a healthy 2.5% increase in sales in the first half of 2018, news that lifted spirits at the recent HISWA In-Water Boat Show in Lelystad, near Amsterdam. Strong performance was led by boatbuilders that cater mostly to foreign markets, along with marine equipment suppliers ...

Market Overview | Europe

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Europe posted its fastest growth since 2007 as economic recovery consolidated and delivered real GDP growth of 2.6% in 2017. Against that backdrop, a return of consumer confidence and willingness to spend on discretionary items finally gave traditional boating markets in Europe the boost they needed to put boat sales ...

Market Overview | Germany


Confidence in Germany’s marine leisure industry is high and builders’ order books are full, but changing boat usage, dated business models, and an ageing demographic present both challenges and opportunities

Market Overview | France


A favourable wind is blowing for the French nautical industry. The many signs of growth were underlined in the positive report given by Yves Lyon-Caen at the traditional press conference at the beginning of December just before the opening of the Paris Nautic Boatshow. “We are experiencing a favourable national ...

Market Overview | Italy


The mood at Genoa in September said it all. The Italian market was back with a bang. Since 2015 domestic builders have had to make the most of rising export markets as they clawed their way back into the profit, but as the favourable economic tide lifts Italy off the ...

Market Overview | Netherlands Equipment


Dutch suppliers of marine equipment and accessories are reporting healthy sales in 2017, with demand for products that improve onboard comfort levels or lower the cost of boating coming from both the aftermarket and boatbuilders alike. According to national watersports association HISWA, equipment firms in the Netherlands grew sales by ...


Spanish recreational craft market posts best Q1 results in three years


Boat registrations up to 52ft make significant gains

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Brexit brings growth to UK boating tourism


A new study reveals that boating tourism contributed over £6 billion to the UK economy in 2018

US wholesale shipments remain strong, small outboards falter


PWCs and larger outboards the big winners

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US outboard engine sales reached a 12-year high in 2018


NMMA has released the first section of its annual statistical abstract detailing trends in the dynamic outboard segment

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Norwegian boat imports continue to grow


The Norwegian market for pleasure boats is back with strong figures, according to trade organisation Norboat.

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UK boating sector reports seventh consecutive year of growth


New figures from UK industry association British Marine show that the country’s boating sector grew for the seventh consecutive year in 2018, with total revenues up by 1.7% to £3.17bn.

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Dutch boating sector up 4.8% in 2018; industry upbeat about 2019


Citing a long hot summer, HISWA Holland Marine says the Dutch boating sector’s 2018 turnover rose by 4.8% over the previous year. Rentals led the pack with a 10% turnover rise, followed by 7% growth for new-boat sales.


US wholesale powerboat shipments up in 2018


2018 closed as the ninth consecutive year of growth for the US boating industry, according to the latest statistics from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA).

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