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Marinas & Boat Yards – Industry Research, Analysis, Statistics, and Forecasts

SIC 4493  |  NAICS 713930

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Industry Analysis, Statistics, Trends, and Forecasts

Industry Research Reports
Marinas & Boat Yards  (view report)
Boat Dealers & Repair Shops  (view report)
Comprehensive industry 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. Topics addressed in the reports include:
Sample report and selected industry statistics including market size, five-year average growth rate, number of businesses, and total employment are available free online.

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.

BizMiner Market Analysis Reports
Marinas and Boat Yards  Search for "713930" to see available reports

Market analysis reports provide industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.

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Financial Statements and Financial Ratios

BizMiner Industry Financial Ratios
Marinas and Boat Yards  Search for "713930" to see available reports
Five-year financial statement analysis reports provide income statements, balance sheets, and key industry financial ratios for companies of all sizes, with financial data available by sales size range on a national, state, and metropolitan area level including:
Sample financial statement and ratio analysis report is available free online.

Industry Research Reports
Marinas & Boat Yards
(see links for individual reports)  (sample spreadsheet)

Key statistics section of these reports provides detailed income statements and balance sheets on a common-size basis and over twenty-five industry financial ratios, with financial ratios provided for the each of the four most recent calendar years and on a historical average basis for 3-year, 5-year, and 10-year time periods. Sample spreadsheet with breakdowns by asset size can be viewed free online.

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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BV Guides and Databases

Private Company Sales Transaction Databases
Free "Visitor Search" allows users to search the DealStats, BIZCOMPS, and FactSet/BVR databases for private company sales transaction data by SIC or NAICS Code using the following codes:
  SIC Code 4493 - Marinas
  NAICS Code 713930 - Marinas
Types of establishments included in these codes
Full-service marinas - establishments primarily engaged in operating marinas that offer a full range of services for pleasure boat owners, including docking and storage facilities, boat repair and maintenance services, fueling services, and retailing marine supplies.
Dry stack marina operators - establishments with a primary focus on providing dry stack storage services by utilizing specialized racks or cradles to store boats out of the water, protecting them from the elements and reducing the need for regular hull maintenance.
Liveaboard marina operators - establishments catering to owners wanting to live on their boats by offering long-term or permanent mooring options and providing the necessary amenities and facilities to support them, such as electricity hookups and water supply.
Marina-based boating clubs - establishments operating marinas associated with boating clubs that provide docking and storage facilities for boats owned by club members and often offer additional amenities, such as social events and organized boating activities.
Marina-based sailing clubs - establishments that operate marinas associated with sailing clubs that cater to sailing enthusiasts by providing berths and storage facilities for their boats and also offering sailing lessons, boat racing events, and other sailing activities.
Marina-based yacht clubs - establishments operating marinas affiliated with yacht clubs that cater to yacht club members by providing premium docking and storage facilities and offering exclusive amenities, such as upscale dining facilities and clubhouses.
Marina basin operators - establishments primarily engaged in operating marinas that are located in enclosed basins or harbors and may have breakwaters or other structures to help provide a protected and sheltered area for docking and mooring pleasure boats.
Yacht basin operators - establishments engaged in operating enclosed basins or harbors that can accommodate larger yachts and luxury vessels by providing deep-water berths and related infrastructure, such as high-capacity electricity hookups and water supply.
Sample reports with detailed sales transaction data and valuation multiples are available free online.

Appraisal Institute
Resources available from this organization include:

Marina Valuation Overview
Gerald H. McDonough, MAI, FRICS, Appraisal Institute, 2013  Search "Webinars" for title
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  Search "PDFs" for title
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).

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