Bareboat charters booked out of the North American market were up 15% over 2012 to 21,495 weeks, with strong gains for popular sailing destinations in the Caribbean and overseas. Sailboat imports into North America saw a significant increase last year, up 55% for boats over 20 feet in length compared to 2012. Domestic production of sailboats over 20’ also grew, up 7% versus the previous year. Multihulls comprised 38% of imported sailboats and 20% of all sailboats built in North America. Small sailboats under 20’ were the only category which was off, losing 16% in terms of units produced in the US.