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Recreational Boat & Yacht Building in the UK: Market Research Report

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Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Market Research Report | SIC C30.120 | Dec 2016

Making waves: The depreciating pound is expected to boost an increase in export revenue

The Recreational Boat & Yacht Building market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Princess Yachts International Plc Princess Yachts International Plc market share
Sunseeker International Ltd Sunseeker International Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Export revenue is projected to expand as a result of the depreciation of the pound
  • Exports have declined for most of the period, but are projected to increase in the current year
  • Economic uncertainty could lower the availability of loans and dampen industry demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Recreational Boat and Yacht Building industry has undergone a volatile period over the past five years. Pleasure and sports boats are expensive discretionary purchases, so consumers are unlikely to make a purchase during times of uncertainty. For the industry's more expensive vessels, a significant portion of revenue is often generated after production is completed. Super yachts can take upwards of two years to finish. As a result, low orders due to the faltering economic recovery led to a decline in 2013-14. Improvements in the domestic economy and key export markets, notably demand from North America has supported growth over the past five years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter

The South East and the South West

The Recreational Boat and Yacht Building industry is heavily concentrated on the South Coast, with 50% of industry establishments located in the South East and South West regions. These regions account for a large percentage of the domestic demand for boats and yachts as both regions have a large number of harbours and marinas that are regarded as highly desirable places to keep a boat. The regions are also the most conveniently located for delivery to key European markets. Although the South East is home to the largest number of industry establishments, three of the four largest industry operators, Sunseeker, Princess Yachts and Pendennis Shipyard, are located in the South West.

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Additional Insights for the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry are

  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Undertaking technical research and development
  • Economies of scale
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Expenditure by household income- highest quintile and Average real wage in the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry?

    Firms in the Recreational Boat and Yacht Building industry manufacture recreational boats and yachts. Industry products range from luxurious super yachts toinflatable boats and canoes.

    Industry Products
    Motor boatsSailing boatsOther vessels
    Industry Activities
    Motor boatSailing boatOther boat

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Expenditure by household income- highest quintile
  • Average real wage
  • Real effective exchange rate
  • Average weekly hours of work
  • Current Performance
  • Profit volatility
  • Global conditions
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Stormy seas
  • Faltering margins
  • Table: Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Sea & Coastal Passenger Water Transport
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aluminium Production
  • Iron & Steel Manufacturing
  • Measuring, Testing & Navigational Equipment Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Motor boats
  • Sailing boats
  • Other vessels
  • Chart: Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • International sales
  • Domestic citizens
  • Domestic commercial users
  • Community, school and sporting groups
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Recreational Boat & Yacht Building
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Princess Yachts International plc
    Sunseeker International Ltd
  • Table: Princess Yachts International plc - financial performance
  • Table: Sunseeker International Ltd - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Recreational Boat & Yacht Building Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Balloon Payment
  • A payment made to complete the outstanding sum payable for a boat once it has been finished.
  • Schooner
  • A type of sailing boat with sails on two or more masts.
  • Super Yacht
  • A luxury and generally very expensive private boat with a professional crew.

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