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In the developed world there can be few greater iconic escapes or lifestyles to aspire to than yachting. This is partly a function of what yachting is ie a leisure activity that can – for the very lucky – be lived permanently, but perhaps more importantly because yachting probably conjures up a greater level of idyllic images and notions than any other sector of tourism.

This report examines and analyses the international yachting sector. The objective is to describe what is encompassed and meant by yachting tourism; to offer an analysis of yachting tourism’s current and future market and economic performance; to identify trends in yachting tourism in terms of economics, destinations, and markets; and to identify key factors and changes that yachting tourism is, and will in future be, subject to.

What's included

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Introduction

    • Data Sources

      • Overview

        • Definition of a yacht
          • Categories of sailing yachts
            • Categories of motor yachts
              • Yachting and its relationship with tourism
                • Yachts and their employment in tourism
                  • Bare and crewed boat charters
                    • Cruising
                      • Day excursions
                        • Racing
                          • Sailing courses
                            • Yachting tourism players
                              • National associations
                                • Royal Yachting Association
                                  • Figure 1: RYA membership and clubs, 1997-2007
                                • Yachting Australia
                                  • Tour operators
                                    • Yachting-specific commercial enterprises
                                      • Yachting tourism events
                                        • Cowes Week
                                          • The Louis Vuitton Cup and The America's Cup
                                            • The Rolex Fastnet Challenge Cup
                                              • The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
                                                • The Vendée Globe
                                                  • Trade fairs and consumer shows
                                                  • Gauging the Status of International Yachting Tourism

                                                      • Figure 2: US participants and participation rates, US marine recreation, 2000 and 2010
                                                    • Economics of yachting tourism
                                                      • Yacht production
                                                        • Yacht sales
                                                          • Interview: Nick Ryley, brokerage director, Ancasta International Boat Sales, and president, UK Association of Brokers and Yacht Agents (ABYA)
                                                            • Yacht tourism arrivals
                                                                • Figure 3: Yacht vessel and visitor arrivals to Antigua, by month, 2008
                                                                • Figure 4: Yacht tourist arrivals to Antigua and Barbuda, April-June 2006-08
                                                                • Figure 5: Annual totals, yacht throughput at Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia, 2005-08
                                                                • Figure 6: Month-by-month comparison, yacht throughput at Rodney Bay Marina, St Lucia, Jan-April 2008-09
                                                              • Yacht charter tourism and other yacht fleets in tourism
                                                                • Figure 7: Annual Internet traffic to specialist yacht charter search engine, 2005-08
                                                                • Figure 8: Monthly Internet traffic to specialist yacht charter search engine, January-April 2009
                                                                • Figure 9: Monthly Internet traffic to specialist yacht charter search engine, January-April 2008
                                                              • Scuba-diving operators
                                                                • Figure 10: Number of PADI diving centres in selected popular diving destinations, 2007
                                                              • Attendance at boat shows
                                                                • Yacht tourists’ spending
                                                                  • Yachting tourism markets
                                                                    • Overview of the boating market
                                                                      • Super-yachts
                                                                        • Figure 11: Growth in the numbers and financial wealth of High Net Worth Individuals (HNWI), 1996-2005*
                                                                      • Markets in primary source countries
                                                                          • Figure 12: Size and segmentation of the UK wealth market based on investible assets, 2003 and 2008
                                                                        • The retirees market
                                                                          • Figure 13: Projected size of the UK population by age band, 2008-46
                                                                          • Figure 14: Five-year spending plan areas over-65s want to spend more on, May 2008
                                                                          • Figure 15: Value of savings and other investible assets, by gender, age and socio-economic group, UK, January 2009
                                                                          • Figure 16: Lifestyle situation of 65+ adults, by wealth type, April 2008
                                                                        • A UK domestic yacht tourist’s profile
                                                                          • The tour operators’ experience, interview with Pip Tyler, overseas director, Neilson
                                                                            • Emerging markets – the BRICs and the Middle East
                                                                              • Figure 17: Comparison of GDP* growth across advanced and emerging economies, 2006-09
                                                                              • Figure 18: HNWI financial wealth forecast, by region, 2003-10
                                                                              • Figure 19: Countries with the fastest growth in the number of High Net Worth Individuals, 2004-05*
                                                                          • The Geography of Yachting Tourism

                                                                              • Yachting routes
                                                                                • Destinations overview
                                                                                  • Africa
                                                                                    • North Africa
                                                                                      • Egypt
                                                                                        • Indian Ocean
                                                                                          • South Africa
                                                                                            • Asia
                                                                                              • India
                                                                                                • Indonesia
                                                                                                  • Singapore
                                                                                                    • Thailand
                                                                                                      • The Middle East
                                                                                                        • The Philippines
                                                                                                          • Australasia and the Pacific
                                                                                                            • The Caribbean & Central America
                                                                                                              • Europe
                                                                                                                • North America
                                                                                                                  • South America
                                                                                                                    • Brazil
                                                                                                                      • River yachting
                                                                                                                      • What Next?

                                                                                                                        • Berthing shortages and Middle Eastern advantage
                                                                                                                          • Piracy
                                                                                                                            • The next credit crunch squeeze on spending power
                                                                                                                              • Sustainability in yachting tourism
                                                                                                                                • Yachting and marine statistics

                                                                                                                                About the report

                                                                                                                                This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                                                • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                  What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                                                • The Competitors

                                                                                                                                  Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                • The Market

                                                                                                                                  Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                  New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                • The Opportunities

                                                                                                                                  Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                                                                • The Trends

                                                                                                                                  What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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