A pleasure craft (or leisure boat) is a boat which is used for personal, family, and sometimes sportsmanlike recreation. It is designed for and capable of moving in water with a maximum length of up to 24 meters, and is meant to be used for recreational or leisure activities only, and is not utilized in any type of business. Normally, pleasure boats are kept at a marina. They may include accommodation for use while moored to the bank.
Basically, leisure boat is a large motorboat with a cabin and plumbing and other amenities required for living on board. Characteristically, such watercrafts are motorized and find use in holidays on a river, lake, canal or waterway. Leisure boating includes many activities such as boat racing, sailing, campaigning, fishing and other water sports game. Leisure boats are made up of plastic, aluminium, coated fabrics. Various types of leisure boats include runabouts, towboats, fishing boats, sailboats, pontoon boats, stern drive powerboats, jet boats, personal watercraft, propulsion systems, and cabin cruisers.
The global leisure boat market is set to experience favourable growth driven by factors such as increasing urban population, decreasing fuel prices, and global economic development. Further, the scope of growth for this market will be broadened by rising participation by adults in leisure boating and development of tourism industry worldwide. However, the growth of this budding market will be hindered by environmental issues, adverse weather conditions and regulatory impact.
The report “Global Leisure Boat Market: Industry Analysis & Outlook (2017-2021)” analyses the development of this market, with focus on the U.S. and European markets. The major trends, growth drivers as well as issues being faced by the market are discussed in detail in this report. The four major players: Malibu Boats Inc., Marine Products Corporation, MasterCraft and Bénéteau Group are being profiled along with their key financials and strategies for growth. The report contains a comprehensive analysis of the global leisure boat market along with the study of the regional markets.