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Marinas and Boat Yards

SIC 4493 | NAICS 713930

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Industry Analysis, Trends, Statistics, and Forecasts

Marinas & Boat Yards  (view report)
Boat Dealers & Repair Shops  (view report)

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

  • Market size, product segments, and major markets
  • Key statistics, market trends, and external drivers
  • Operating conditions and current performance
  • Competitive landscape and environment
  • Major company profiles and market shares
  • Five-year outlook and revenue forecast

Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc.
Soundings Trade Only

Monthly trade magazine provides news and information for the marine industry, with marina-focused content including the online "Marinas and Boatyards" news channel and coverage of the Association of Marina Industries Conference & Expo in the January issue of the magazine. Selected articles can be viewed free online, with free print or digital magazine subscriptions available for qualifying parties.

The Waterways Journal Inc.
Publications available from this organization include:

Marina Dock Age Magazine
Bimonthly magazine provides news and information for marinas and boatyards, with special features including selected data from the "AMI Marina Trends Survey" which provides comparative trend data for facility occupancy rates, slip/service rates, product/service revenues, gross profit, expenses, and net profit and the "Trends Report" which compiles multi-year trend data from the annual AMI surveys.

Trends Report
Annual report compiles multi-year trend data from the AMI survey described above, with comparative trend data provided in the report including facility occupancy rates, slip/service rates, product/service revenues (e.g., leased/transient slips, fuel, dry storage, repair/maintenance, moorings, launch ramps, boat sales, boat rental), gross profit, and operating expenses. Report can be downloaded free online.

Association of Marina Industries
Publications available from this organization include:

AMI Marina Trends Survey
Annual survey of marinas and boatyards provides comparative trend data for facility occupancy rates, slip/service rates, product/service revenues, gross profit, operating expense, and net profit by facility type (e.g., boatyard/service center, boatyard/marina, dry storage, marina), age, number of slips, and geographic region. Excerpts from the survey are available free online in Marina Dock Age magazine.

Professional Marina Resource Guide
Comprehensive professional resource guide provides a brief description of products and/or services available from various member organizations, with sections focused on services provided by marina consultants including design, electrical, environmental, management/operations/training, permitting, finance/appraisal, and market studies/surveys. Digital edition of the guide can be viewed free online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

Industry Financial Ratios
Marinas and Boat Yards  Search for "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 including:

  • Income and expenses in dollars and percentages
  • Balance sheets in dollars and percentages
  • Profitability and return on investment ratios
  • Liquidity and working capital ratios
  • Asset turnover and efficiency ratios
  • Capital structure and debt service ratios

Association of Marina Industries
Financial Benchmark Report

Annual report provides financial and operational performance benchmarks for marina operators, with financial data provided including revenues by services offered, key operating expenses (e.g., utilities, rent, insurance, payroll, employee benefits, owner compensation), profit margins, and financial ratios (e.g., income statement, balance sheet, liquidity, solvency, safety, long-term debt, equity investment).

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Compensation and Salary Surveys

Association of Marina Industries
Wage Rate Survey

Compensation survey provides information on salaries, wages, and benefits for personnel employed in marina operations, with compensation data broken out by experience and geographic region (e.g., East / West Coast, Great Lakes, InlandEast/Central/West) and positions covered including general manager, marina manager/harbormaster, dockmaster, yard manager, yardhand, and forklift operator.

American Boat Builders & Repairers Association
ABBRA Compensation and Benefits Survey

Compensation survey provides salary, hourly wage, and benefits information for personnel employed in the boatyard, marine service, and repair sectors, with survey data broken out by geographic region and business size based on annual revenues for boatyard services and job categories covered in the survey including general manager, store manager, technicians, riggers, dockhands, and bookkeeper.

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Business Valuation Resources

Appraisal Institute
Resources available from this organization include:

Marina Valuation Overview
Gerald H. McDonough, MAI, FRICS, Appraisal Institute, 2013
Webinar addresses the unique and varying characteristics of coastal and inland marinas, with topics covered in this presentation including trends in the industry, upland and marina basin features, types of docks, sources of revenues, income and expense ratios, capitalization rates, capital expenditures, units of comparison (e.g., price per slip versus price per linear foot of slips), and notable transactions.

Valuation of Marinas
John A. Simpson, MAI, CCIM, IFAS, Appraisal Institute, 1998
Valuation guide analyzes the unique features of marinas and what makes them different from valuing other properties, with topics covered in the guide including site and building characteristics, business elements, applying the cost, sales, and income approaches, and special considerations such as boat slip rental or ownership structure (e.g., co-op, club membership, dockominium, and long-term lease).

Business Valuation Resources, LLC
DealStats® - Private and Public Company Transaction Data

Interactive database provides detailed transaction data for over 38,000 private and public companies sold for prices ranging from under $250,000 to over $500,000,000, with valuation measures provided including market value of invested capital as a multiple of revenue, gross profit, EBIT, EBITDA, SDE, and book value of invested capital. User guide, free webinar, and sample reports are available online.

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