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Global Water Sports Gear and Equipment Market 2016-2020

About Water Sports Gear and Equipment

Water sports gear and equipment include gear and equipment for any sports activity conducted in water, under water, and on water. The global water sports gear and equipment market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.37% during the forecast period. This growth can be attributed to the increasing interest for water tourism, including sailing and boating.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global water sports gear and equipment market to grow at a CAGR of 5.37% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global water sports gear and equipment market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the retail sales of water sporting gear and equipment to individual consumers.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • Europe
  • MEA
Technavio's report, Global Water Sports Gear and Equipment Market 2016-2020, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • American Underwater Products
  • Aqua Lung
  • Cressi
  • Tabata
  • Wilderness Systems
Other prominent vendors
  • Apollo Sports USA
  • AQUATEC - DUTON INDUSTRY
  • BAUER COMPRESSORS
  • Beuchat International
  • Billabong
  • Body Glove
  • Dive Rite
  • Johnson Outdoors
  • Mares
  • Sherwood Scuba
Market driver
  • Rising number of water sporting facilities worldwide.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Unfavorable weather conditions.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Growth of underwater photography.
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Water Sports Gear and Equipment Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global water sports gear and equipment market: American Underwater Products, Aqua Lung, Cressi, Tabata, and Wilderness Systems.

Other prominent vendors in the market are: Apollo Sports USA, AQUATEC - DUTON INDUSTRY, BAUER COMPRESSORS, Beuchat International, Billabong, Body Glove, Dive Rite, Johnson Outdoors, Mares, and Sherwood Scuba.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “One of latest trends in the market is artificial water sports experiences. For every version of an outdoor adventure sport, an indoor version of the same is available today. This will likely become an important trend in the global water sports gear and equipment market during the forecast period. Water sports equipment are costlier in comparison to the other traditional sports equipment available in the market. Also, for most water sports, enthusiasts or athletes need to travel long distances during proper seasons to participate in that particular sports activity. Hence, the availability of these man-made facilities for the same is expected to boost the market's growth for significantly.”

According to the report, one of the primary drivers in the market is increasing popularity and subsequent participation rates in water sports. Water sports like scuba diving, surfing, and snorkeling have become an inherent part of recreational activities over the past decade. Recently, various government bodies have actively started emphasizing the promotion of water sports to increase the revenue generated from the tourism industry across the globe. Many promotional campaigns are being run by both local governments and tour operators in several countries, which, in turn, are resulting in the growth of the water sports industry at large. Changing demographics and lifestyles, along with an increase in recreational expenditures, have been aiding in increasing the popularity of outdoor sports.

Further, the report states that one major challenge in the market is need for training and certification. Water sports are mostly undertaken for recreational purposes, often by tourists and water sports enthusiasts once in a while. However, many of these water sports, especially the ones that are associated with a high degree of risk, cannot be undertaken without proper training or certification programs. Kayaking or canoeing, dinghy sailing, windsurfing, and scuba diving are a few major water sports that require proper training. Various water sports centers have their own mandatory training courses, with specific requirements. For example, the water sports centers under the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of Hong Kong offer several training programs for different water sports. For its Racing Kayak Elementary Training Course, a participant must be more than 14 years of age, and have all the certificates of the earlier levels of kayak training.

Companies Mentioned

American Underwater Products, Aqua Lung, Cressi, Tabata, Wilderness Systems, Apollo Sports USA, AQUATEC - DUTON INDUSTRY, BAUER COMPRESSORS, Beuchat International, Billabong, Body Glove, Dive Rite, Johnson Outdoors, Mares, Sherwood Scuba.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Segments of the global water sports gear and equipment market by sports type
      • Table Segmentation by products of the global water sports gear and equipment market
      • Table Key countries in each region
    • Top-vendor offerings
      • Table Product offerings
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Market overview
      • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market: Overview
    • Market size and forecast
      • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Market segmentation by sports
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market by sport type
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market by sports type 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • Global underwater sports gear and equipment market
      • Table Global underwater sports gear and equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global in-the-water sports gear and equipment market
      • Table Global in-the-water sports gear and equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Global on-the-water sports gear and equipment market
      • Table Global on-the-water sports gear and equipment market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Market segmentation by product
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market by product type
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market by product type 2015 (% share)
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market by product type 2020 (% share)
  • Market segmentation by retail format
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market by retail formats
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market by retail formats 2015
    • Table Analysis of different retail formats based on key parameters
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market 2015 and 2020 (% share)
    • Water sports gear and equipment market in the Americas
      • Table Water sports gear and equipment market in the Americas 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Water sports gear and equipment market in Europe
      • Table Water sports gear and equipment market in Europe 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Water sports gear and equipment market in APAC
      • Table Water sports gear and equipment market in APAC 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • Water sports gear and equipment market in MEA
      • Table Water sports gear and equipment market in MEA 2015-2020 ($ billions)
  • Key leading countries
    • US
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • UK
    • Germany
  • Market drivers
    • Increasing popularity and subsequent participation rates in water sports
    • Rising number of water sporting facilities worldwide
    • Growing interest in soft adventure sports
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Need for training and certification
      • Table Diving certificate organizations
    • Unfavorable weather conditions
    • High degree of risk
      • Table Water sports and the degree of risks associated with them
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Artificial water sports experiences
    • Growth of underwater photography
    • Technological advancements
    • Novel water sporting categories
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
      • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market: Radar chart analysis
      • Table Global water sports gear and equipment market: Competitive analysis of key competitors
    • American Underwater Products
    • Aqua Lung International
      • Table Aqua Lung International: Product portfolio
    • Cressi
      • Table Cressi: Product portfolio
      • Table Cressi: Strengths and weakness
    • Tabata
      • Table Tabata: Product portfolio
      • Table Tabata: Strength
    • Wilderness Systems
      • Table Wilderness Systems: Product portfolio
      • Table Wilderness Systems: Strength and weakness
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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