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Boat Building in the US - Industry Market Research Report

Boat Building in the US

The Boat Building industry, which manufactures watercrafts generally intended for personal use, has grown significantly over the five years to 2018. Since its products are highly discretionary purchases, the industry benefited from increased wages and consumer spending. However, despite improved demand conditions, total revenue remains drastically lower than the industry's prerecessionary highs, and many operators have struggled to remain profitable. IBISWorld anticipates that continued improvements in the overall economy, including rebounding disposable income and growing consumer spending, will cause industry revenue to grow over the five years to 2023. As the growing “green” movement encourages consumers to reduce their carbon footprint, demand for fuel-efficient boats is anticipated to drive boat sales.

This industry builds boats, which are defined as watercraft not built in shipyards, typically intended for personal use. This industry does not include ship building (IBISWorld report 33661a).

This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Revenue vs. exports
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2018)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2018)
    • Table Industry trade balance
    • Table Exports To
    • Table Business Locations 2018
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
    • Table Trade Globalization
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major players (Market share)
    • Table Brunswick Corporation (US industry-specific segment) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
    • Table Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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