Boom in the new boat market, +20% in 2023 to around 35 billion euros
“The nautical continues to grow, as demonstrated by the data on the global market newly built boats which by 2022 has reached approximately 30-35 billion euros. In comparative terms this is a growth rate of +15-20% compared to 2021. Last year the new construction retail market mainly involved motor boats (almost 90%), with North America and Europe which represent approximately 70% of the total”.
GENOA BOAT SHOW 2023
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On the occasion of 63rd International Boat Show of Genoa declares it Tommaso NastasiSenior Partner at Deloitte Italy, commenting on the latest data related to the sector. According to Deloitte, environmental sustainability is now an essential challenge also for the nautical sector: it is a priority issue, given that the demand for hybrid, electric and biofuel propulsion systems is increasing. To meet demand, more and more shipyards are now developing new models with recyclable and sustainable materials.
“As has already emerged in these post-pandemic years – he adds Nastasi – in the Mediterranean there were a record number of superyachts in the area during the 2023 summer season. In July 2023 there were 1,570 yachts over 24 meters cruising in the area: this is the highest traffic volume in the last five years . In general, in 2022 the global order backlog reached more than 600 projects of over 30 meters (+25% compared to the previous year) and Italy remains the leading country by number of projects in the 2022 global order backlog with a total of almost 350 projects”.
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Positive news for our country, also highlighted by the fact that Italy is still the country with the largest number of shipyards active in the production of superyacht, thanks to 30% of the total number of dedicated construction sites in the world. Finally, overall, in 2022, almost 170 superyachts over 30 meters were delivered (compared to around 160 in 2021), confirming the growth path of recent years”.
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