Around 3,489 boats were registered in Spain in the first half of 2019
Spain’s National Association of Nautical Companies (ANEN) has announced that the country’s recreational craft registrations grew by 6.2% year-on-year to 3,489 units in the first half of 2019.
Sailing boat registrations expanded by a robust 40.5% in the first six months of this year, the Madrid-based association said in a statement.
From January to June 2019, registrations of boats up to 6m (20ft) in length rose to 2,378 units, up 5.4% compared with the same period a year earlier. From 6m-8m (20ft-26ft), registrations decreased by 3.2% to 673 craft.
The largest increase was reported in the segment comprising craft from 8m-12m (26ft-39ft), with registrations expanding by 66.3% year-on-year to 296 units. Registrations of craft from 12m-16m (39ft-52ft) fell 8.6% to 106 units, and in the segment of more than 16m (52ft) they were down 12.2% year-on-year to 36 units.
In the first half of this year, the Balearic Islands continued to lead registrations in the Spanish recreational craft market with a share of 20.26%, followed by Catalonia at 18.88%, according to ANEN.