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Boat Building and Repair

SIC 3732 | NAICS 336612

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Boat Building  (view report)
Boat Dealership & Repair  (view report)

Comprehensive market research reports provide in-depth industry analysis and five-year forecasts, with special focus on the underlying structure and external forces and relationships that affect industries and their performance. Report contents include:

  • Market size and characteristics
  • Key statistics and ratios
  • Current performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Major firms and market share
  • Key risk and success factors
  • Five-year growth forecast

IPC Media
International Boat Industry
International trade publication provides in-depth coverage of the industry on a country-by-country basis, with content sections including news headlines, markets and regions, strategies and finance, and product sectors. Digital edition is available online with free subscription for qualifying parties.

Boat Building

First Research profiles cover key aspects of an industry's size, scope, and operations and include a five-year growth forecast. Profile contents include:

  • Industry overview
  • Recent developments
  • Critical issues and challenges
  • Business trends and opportunities
  • Executive insights
  • Financial benchmarking data
  • Five-year growth forecast

Sailing World
North American Sailing Industry Study
Annual study provides current and historical data on the number of manufacturers, total employment, and aggregate production, and includes current data for estimated value per unit, number of units produced, and total value by vessel length category. Current and prior studies can be viewed free online.

National Marine Manufacturers Association
Information resources available from this trade association include:

Monthly Shipment Report
Monthly trend report provides statistics on wholesale shipments by product category (e.g., outboard, inboard, sterndrive, jet drive, personal watercraft, canoes, and trailers), with unit shipments and factory value reported by hull material, length, and type for the most recent month and on a year-to-date basis with comparisons to the same periods in the prior year for year-over-year trending purposes.

Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract
Annual publication provides a comprehensive summary of statistics for the recreational boating industry, with topics covered including boating participation; participant demographics; total and new registrations; retail sales and average sales price per unit by product category; imports and exports; and more. Preview which includes executive summary, detailed table of contents, and selected data can be viewed free online.

NMMA Research Library
Research library contains a variety of publications with contents including monthly dashboard reports, economic forecast and impact studies, ICOMIA reports, and import and export studies. "Economic Value of Recreational Boating" booklet and economic impact sheets from this publication can be viewed free online.


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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Boat Building and Repair  Search for "336612" and "713930"

Five-year financial statement analysis includes income statements, balance sheets, and key financial ratios, with data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metro area level.

  • Income and expense detail in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Cash flow analysis
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

First Research
Boat Building

Financial information section of these profiles includes common-size income statement and balance sheet data and key financial ratios for the most recent annual reporting period, with average financial measures reported for all companies and by sales size range for small (under $5 million), medium ($5 million to $50 million), and large companies (over $50 million). Sample report can be downloaded and viewed online.

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

American Boat Builders and Repairers Association
Compensation and Benefits Survey
Annual compensation and benefits survey provides salary, hourly wage, and employee benefits information for a broad range of job positions involved in boatbuilding, service, and repair activities, with survey data segmented by annual revenue, number of employees, state, and geographic region.

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