It’s no longer just the superyacht sector grabbing headlines; the Dutch market is back, with most sectors enjoying solid growth, though economic uncertainty continues to make sales hard won

Dutch leisure marine firms are generally upbeat about 2019, particularly those that offer charter services, boat maintenance and refit. Builders of large, 12m-plus yachts for export are also enjoying good times, as are the equipment and accessories firms that supply them. In the first six months of 2019, total industry sales were up 3.5% compared to the corresponding period in 2018 – putting the sector on course to repeat last year’s growth of 4.9%. National watersports association HISWA says that two-thirds of its 900 or so members expect 2019 to be at least as good as 2018. The rest expect it to be better.

In This Report

  • MARKET OVERVIEW:  Solid performer
  • STATS & FACTS:  The latest Dutch market data
  • BOATBUILDERS:  Market boost
  • SUPERYACHT BUILDERS:  Leading the charge
  • EQUIPMENT NEWS:  Strong OEM and aftermarkets


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