Sailing Industry Study 2013
Sailing World sponsors an annual study of the North American sailing industry along with its sister publication Cruising World. Working with independent market researcher Rick Walter, we survey over 200 sailboat builders, importers, and bareboat charter companies each year to compile annual statistics on the sailing market. The results of the 2013 study were released in February during the Miami International Boat Show. Domestic sailboat production was up 10% in 2012 vs. 2011, the first uptick in 12 years. Bareboat charters booked out of the North American market were also up, about 4% over the year before. The only downward trend occurred among sailboat importers, who reported only 195 sailboats over 20′ in 2012, a 17% decrease compared to 2011’s 236 units.
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