Global Yacht Market 2020-2025

August 11, 2020
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The International maritime Organization has asked the maritime industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2050 from pre-2008 levels. As a result, yacht builders and suppliers are working together to develop eco-friendly products with lower carbon foot print.


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Be it light weight recyclable interiors, environment friendly epoxies or electro hybrid propulsion, the global trend is towards a sustainable mode of maritime transportation even in pleasure boating.



 As we have detailed in our superyacht market report, the use of glass was earlier restricted because it was heavy, but now with better technology, glasses are being used to improve the structural styling of yachts, and not just doors and window.

In sailboat market, there is a significant and growing proportion of sail boat enthusiasts who are now looking for better on-board living convenience, lower maintenance, and a more natural sailing experience.

In catamaran market, there has been a growing interest in solar/battery powered catamaran which can achieve 6-7 knots per hour and about 100 nautical miles per day.

Innovations in boatbuilding like carbon-fibre and modern composites, to make boats lighter and more robust, not to mention highly efficient hull designs now play a significant role in development of new yachts.



  1. By Yacht type

  • Cruiser Motor yacht
  • Sailing yacht (Including catamaran)
  • Fishing yacht
  • Megayacht


  1. By Yacht length

  • 30ft-50ft
  • 50ft-80ft
  • Superyacht (More than 24M/80ft in length)


  1. By Hull type

  • Monohull
  • Multihull


  1. By Region

  • US
  • Canada
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • ROW


  1. By Price

  • Less than $1M
  • $1M-$5M
  • More than $5M


  1. By Propulsion

  • Diesel
  • Diesel+ Electric
  • Electric



In Asia, Ferretti Group had a great start in 2020, despite Covid-19 situation, it has brought in a solid order intake including 12 new yachts sold, valued at ~$78 Million.

The yacht market could further grow in Asia-Pacific due to rise in rentals in on-demand boat rental market



Among the bigger yacht manufacturers, the hulls, decks and other parts, are built with composite materials (primarily fiberglass and polyester resins) along with timber materials for interior. Engines, electronic equipment and navigation systems are purchased from vendors and installed at the production sites.



Carbon fiber is lighter, stronger and stiffer than fiberglass. Carbon fiber is very similar to glass but requires a higher-grade resin and high precision lamination process, when used with other composite materials. An all-carbon-fiber material build costs multiple times more than a comparable fiberglass material.

Azimut S6 launched in Dec 2019 has a sunroof, swim platform Superstructure, part of the deck and even a tender garage made of carbon fibre.



There is a growing demand for day boating experiences.Millennials prefer to go out with a friends/family for a shorter duration, 3-4 hours on a weekend and not sleep on the boat. Millennials are also environment conscious and prefer products with lower carbon footprint therefore there could be a bigger market for electric yachts in coming years.

Among the new products launched in the market, The new Voltaire 33 Sky electric power catamaran couples electric propulsion with a flax-fibre composite hull. It is designed by a new company in the electric boat market – Voltaire Yachts –with offices in Germany and a manufacturing plant in the U.S.

The Voltaire Sky is powered by a Torqeedo system( an electric marine motor company) – twin Deep Blue 50kW motors with BMW 42kWh Li-ion batteries. It has a range of 100 nm) or 180km – which is good enough for an intraday or a 4-5 hours quick trip.

Soel Yachts based in Netherlands has been designing and building solar powered yachts since 2011. The SoelCat 12, at a cruising speed of 7 knots has a range of 11 hours on battery alone and 16 hours with draw from the solar panel. The boat’s solar array can also feed into an AC grid on shore while anchored or to provide power at remote places where no grid is available.



The global yacht market is estimated at $XX Billion in 2020 growing at –% CAGR till 2025.



Aug 2020- The concept for the new Sunreef MM460 Catamaran was revealed by Malcolm McKeon Yacht Design and Sunreef Yachts. The 26-metre sailing yacht with a 16.65 metre beam features carbon fibre mast and boom weighs in at just under 500 tonnes

July 2020– SAY Carbon will display a new 42ft boat in Cannes yachting festival in Sep 2020

July 2020– Greenline Yachts announced the launch of two new models, the Greenline 45 Coupe and Ocean Class 68

July 2020– Voltaire Electric Yachts (a new US-German company), announced its official start of operations with the launch of its first model – a 32ft all-electric power catamaran



Italy based Ferretti Group with eight brands, six shipyards, with yachts from 8m to 95m and over 170 years of history is among the biggest player in luxury yacht market.

In Jan 2020, Group Beneteau reported its full year financials and the 2018-2019 Revenue was ~$1.4 Billion and PAT margin of ~5%. The group generates more than 50% of its Revenue from EU markets followed by ~28% from North America. About 85% of its revenue was generated from boat/yacht business. Roughly ~40% of overall Revenue was generated from Sailing boats/yachts.



  1. Sunreef
  2. Sunseeker
  3. Pershing
  4. Azimut-Benetti
  5. Jeanneau
  6. Benetau
  7. Princess
  8. Bavaria
  9. Lagoon
  10. Falcon
  11. Riva
  12. Ferreti
  13. Sea Ray
  14. Fountaine Pajot
  15. Cranchi
  16. Custom
  17. Bayliner
  18. Monte Carlo Yachts
  19. Greenline yachts
  20. Oyster
Sl noTopic
1Market Segmentation
2Scope of the report
4Research Methodology
5Executive Summary
7Insights from Industry stakeholders
8Cost breakdown of Product by sub-components and average profit margin
9Disruptive innovation in the Industry
10Technology trends in the Industry
11Consumer trends in the industry
12Recent Production Milestones
13Component Manufacturing in US, EU and China
14COVID-19 impact on overall market
15COVID-19 impact on Production of components
16COVID-19 impact on Point of sale
17Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Geography, 2020-2025
18Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Product Type, 2020-2025
19Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by Application, 2020-2025
20Market Segmentation, Dynamics and Forecast by End use, 2020-2025
21Product installation rate by OEM, 2020
22Incline/Decline in Average B-2-B selling price in past 5 years
23Competition from substitute products
24Gross margin and average profitability of suppliers
25New product development in past 12 months
26M&A in past 12 months
27Growth strategy of leading players
28Market share of vendors, 2020
29Company Profiles
30Unmet needs and opportunity for new suppliers


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