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Boat Dealership and Repair in the US: Market Research Report

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Boat Dealership and Repair Market Research Report | NAICS 44122c | Mar 2017

All aboard: Higher disposable incomes will keep industry demand afloat

The Boat Dealership and Repair 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
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
Annual Growth
Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Rising disposable income and consumer confidence will keep demand for industry goods steady
  • Consumers opted to repair existing boats rather than purchasing new models
  • Sports participation is expected to increase more rapidly, boosting industry demand
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years to 2017, revenue for the Boat Dealership and Repair industry is anticipated to trend higher. Prior to the five-year period, consumers opted to delay discretionary purchases, such as new boats, as unemployment levels were high and disposable income levels were weak. Difficulty in obtaining credit further strained already weak consumer demand for new boats. However, as disposable income and consumer spending reversed course, industry revenue has rebounded considerably. Industry profit is expected to remain decrease slightly in the five years to 2022. As operators within the highly fragmented industry compete for contracts with manufacturers and for a share of the money-conscious consumer market, many companies will be forced to keep prices low to stay... ... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Boat Dealership and Repair industry has a low level of market share concentration, with the top three players accounting for 12.8% of industry revenue. The industry is highly fragmented, characterized by an overwhelmingly large number of small players. According to US Census Bureau data and IBISWorld estimates, about 79.2% of boat dealerships have fewer than ten employees, while only 5.7% employ more than 20 workers. Industry fragmentation is even higher for boat repairers that are not associated with dealerships; in 2017, over 95.0% of such operators are estimated to be nonemployers (i.e. owner-operators who do not have any hired employees).

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Additional Insights for the Boat Dealership and Repair Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Boat Dealership and Repair Industry are

  • Ability to clearly specify requirements to suppliers
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • Must have license
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Time spent on leisure and sports in the Boat Dealership and Repair industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Boat Dealership and Repair Industry?

    This industry sells new and used recreational boats like canoes, sailboats and motorboats (except personal watercraft), boat parts and accessories. This industry also provides repair and maintenance services; boat repairers may be employed by a boat dealer or operate as an independent shop.

    Industry Products
    New boatsUsed boatsParts and repair services
    Industry Activities
    Retailing new boats Retailing used boatsRetailing boat parts and accessoriesProviding boat repair and maintenance services

    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
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Time spent on leisure and sports
  • Consumer Confidence Index
  • Average age of vehicle fleet
  • World price of crude oil
  • Current Performance
  • Boat use and leisure time availability
  • Demand for repair and maintenance
  • Industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Demand strengthens
  • Demand for accessories and repair services to increase
  • Profit and participation
  • Table: Boat Dealership and Repair Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Boat Dealership and Repair Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Aircraft, Marine & Railroad Transportation Equipment Wholesaling
  • Boat Building
  • Products & Services
  • New boats
  • Parts and repair services
  • Used boats
  • Chart: Boat Dealership and Repair Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households earning over $100,000
  • Households earning $75,000 to $99,999
  • Households earning $50,000 to $74,999
  • Households earning below $50,000
  • Other
  • Wholesalers for resale
  • Other retailers for resale
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Boat Dealership and Repair Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Boat Dealership and Repair
  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal
  • External
  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Boat Dealership and Repair Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    MarineMax Inc.
  • Table: MarineMax Inc. - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Boat Dealership and Repair 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 Boat Dealership and Repair Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Time spent on leisure and sports (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Table: Industry Financial Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Inboard Motor
  • A motor that is located inside the hull of a boat.
  • Outboard Motor
  • A motor that is attached to the outside of a boat.
  • Wake
  • The v-shaped water that trails behind a boat, created by the boat's forward motion.

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    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Boat Dealership and Repair market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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