The global boat covers market size reached US$ 48.81 Million in 2022. Looking forward, IMARC Group expects the market to reach US$ 66.77 Million by 2028, exhibiting a growth rate (CAGR) of 5.46% during 2023-2028. The increasing need for vessel protection against external factors, a considerable rise in boat ownerships across the globe, and emerging trend towards cover customization and personalization are some of the major factors propelling the market.
|Boat Covers Market Size in 2022
||US$ 48.81 Million
|Boat Covers Market Forecast in 2028
||US$ 66.77 Million
|Boat Covers Market Growth Rate 2023-2028
Boat covers refer to a class of purpose-built protective covers that are made of durable, weather-resistant materials such as polyester, canvas, or vinyl. They are specifically designed to shield boats and watercraft from external elements and potential damage during storage or when not in use. They exhibit waterproof, UV-resistant, breathable, mildew-resistant, and tear-resistant properties. They act as a protective barrier, enclosing the boat completely and shielding it from various potential sources of damage, and are available in a range of sizes and shapes to accommodate various types of boats.
The global market is primarily driven by the increasing need for vessel protection against external factors. In line with this, considerable increase in investments for high-quality covers by boat-owners to ensure protection for an extended period is creating a positive market outlook. Moreover, the implementation of stringent regulations and guidelines by boating authorities of several regions requiring boats to be covered during transportation or storage is providing an impetus to the market. In addition to this, major manufacturers are focusing on producing user-friendly, lightweight variants that offer hassle-free storage options, which, in turn, is creating lucrative opportunities in the market.
Boat Covers Market Trends/Drivers:
Rising need for boat protection and preservation
In order to protect and preserve the value of their boats against environmental factors, boat owners are aware of the importance of protecting them. The function of boat covers is to be used as a protection tool to minimize the damage that may be caused to boats by the sun, rain, snow, dust, and debris that can be found on the water. Using covers prevents the exterior surfaces of a boat from fading over time, as well as corrosion of metal components, as well as mold growth, which can cause the boat's condition to deteriorate over time due to these factors. As a result of the understanding of these risks and the desire to maintain boats in the optimal condition, there is an increase in the product demand, which ensure long-term protection and preservation.
Rise in boat ownership
There is an increasing number of boat owners around the world, which is driving the growth of the market in tandem with the increasing number of boat owners. Increasing numbers of individuals are investing in boats for recreational purposes, which has resulted in the augmenting demand for protective covers. A boat cover is a vital accessory that provides a range of benefits in terms of protecting a boat during various scenarios, including during transportation, storage, and times when the boat is not being used. In order to maintain the condition and value of their boat, owners are becoming aware about the importance of protecting their valuable assets.
Emerging trend towards cover customization and personalization
Boat owners often have specific requirements when it comes to selecting covers for their boats, seeking customized options that fit their models and sizes exactly, without any compromises. This demand for personalized solutions drives innovation in the market, prompting manufacturers to offer a wide range of options in terms of design, color, material, and features. Boat owners also are adopting unique covers that are available in a variety of styles, ranging from classic to modern. This allows them to showcase their individuality and preferences through aesthetically pleasing covers. Enhancing the look of the boat, these covers also provide protection from external elements and increase the overall value of the asset. As a result, a combination of functionality and style drives the demand for customized variants.
Boat Covers Industry Segmentation:
IMARC Group provides an analysis of the key trends in each segment of the global boat covers market report, along with forecasts at the global, regional, and country levels from 2023-2028. Our report has categorized the market based on type, material, and distribution channel.
Breakup by Type:
- Universal Fit
- V Hall
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the type. This includes custom, pontoon, semi-custom, ski, universal fit, V hall, and other boat covers.
The augmenting demand for custom products is driven by customers seeking a tailored fit, optimal protection, and aesthetic appeal for their specific boat models, which is propelling the segment growth. Additionally, the enhanced convenience provided by readily available standard sizes and cost-effectiveness of semi-custom variants attract a broader consumer base as a balanced solution between fit and price.
On the other hand, the rising need for ski boat covers is driven by the growing number of water sports enthusiasts requiring protection during high-speed maneuvers without hampering their performance levels. Besides this, the universal fit segment is fueled by the increasing number of consumers with a preference for versatile, off-the-shelf solutions that fit a wide range of boat models, which provides higher convenience and immediate coverage.
Furthermore, the increasing popularity of pontoon boats and V-hull boats and the growing need for proper boat protection drive the demand for products designed to snugly fit the boat shape, provide coverage to the entire boat and offer better protection against external elements and debris.
Breakup by Material:
The report has provided a detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the material. This includes acrylic, polyester, and others.
Acrylic is preferred due to its enhanced durability, resistance to fading, and ability to withstand harsh weather conditions as well as ultraviolet (UV) radiation. In addition to this, it also provides inherent water resistance, thereby preventing moisture buildup and maintaining a dry interior. The segment growth is also driven by the material's breathability, which prevents mold and mildew formation. Additionally, boat owners can choose from a variety of vibrant colors to match their preferences, which contributes to a higher product uptake.
On the other hand, the polyester segment is driven by its cost-effectiveness and durability, which offers good value for money to owners. In addition to its strength, it is also resistant to wear and tear, thereby making it a suitable option for demanding outdoor applications.
Breakup by Distribution Channel:
A detailed breakup and analysis of the market based on the end use has also been provided in the report. This includes offline and online.
Online distribution channels are preferred by consumers due to the availability of convenient 24/7 shopping, which is primarily driving the segment growth. Additionally, the lower overhead costs lead to competitive pricing, while discounts and promotions attract customers. Furthermore, the wide product selection allows comparing prices, features, and reviews for informed decisions. Moreover, online access expands the customer base globally, which benefits manufacturers and retailers, thereby propelling the market segment.
Offline distribution channels, such as boating stores, provide personalized assistance and expert advice, helps in guiding buyers to choose the right product. In addition to this, the immediate availability without shipping delays providing instant gratification or fulfilling urgent needs of the consumers is another factor fueling the segment. The network of local stores also benefits customers preferring nearby purchases. Additionally, in-store examination enables hands-on assessment of quality, texture, and color, thereby leading to greater consumer satisfaction.
Breakup by Region:
- North America
- United Kingdom
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Latin America
- Middle East and Africa
North America exhibits a clear dominance, accounting for the largest boat covers market share
The report has also provided a comprehensive analysis of all the major regional markets, which include North America (the United States and Canada); Europe (Germany, France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, and others); Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, and others); Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, and others); and the Middle East and Africa.
North America held the biggest share in the market due to considerable growth in the boating and marine industry, due to which there is a significant presence of recreational boaters, fishing enthusiasts, and commercial vessels. As a result, the augmenting product demand due to the necessity to shield boats from environmental elements, such as sun, rain, snow, and debris, is creating a positive market outlook.
The diverse climate in North America, ranging from hot summers to cold winters, is also acting as a significant growth-inducing factor, particularly the variants capable of enduring various weather conditions. Furthermore, the rising prevalence of boat ownership in North America, driven by numerous factors like coastal living, proximity to lakes and rivers, and a culture of outdoor activities, are also fueling the product demand.
Additionally, certain regions within North America have specific regulations and guidelines pertaining to boat storage and protection as well as environmental sustainability, which is driving the demand for compliant variants made from eco-friendly and recyclable materials.
The top players in the market are conducting extensive research and development (R&D) activities focusing on product development and innovations. They are introducing a wider range of portfolio including products customized to different boat types and specific customer requirements to target a broader customer base. The major players are also investing in aggressive marketing and distribution strategies, such as partnerships with distributors, retailers, and online platforms to gain a competitive edge. Furthermore, the key players are emphasizing on sustainability in their manufacturing processes, materials selection, and product offerings due to the growing consumer preferences for environmentally conscious products.
The report has provided a comprehensive analysis of the competitive landscape in the market. Detailed profiles of all major companies have also been provided. Some of the key players in the market include:
- BPS Direct L.L.C (Great Outdoors Group LLC)
- Classic Accessories (Twin-Star International Inc.)
- Covercraft Industries LLC
- Oceansouth Europe GmbH
- Shoretex Products Inc.
- Taylor Made
- Tecsew Ltd
- Tumacs Boat Cover
- West Marine
- In October 2018, Covercraft Industries LLC announced the acquisition of Carver Industries, which is a major manufacturer of premium-quality, custom-fit and semi-custom fit protective marine vessel covers.
- In January 2019, Taylor Made Group and its parent company Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI) announced a new branding strategy, consolidating all marine products made by both companies under the Taylor Made name.
- In August 2021, Tumacs Covers ("Tumacs") was acquired by Patrick Industries, Inc.. The acquisition is expected to increase earnings per share; although the business will remain independent, operating under the Tumacs Covers brand name in its current facilities.
Boat Covers Market Report Scope:
|Base Year of the Analysis
| Historical Period
|Scope of the Report
||Exploration of Historical and Forecast Trends, Industry Catalysts and Challenges, Segment-Wise Historical and Predictive Market Assessment:
- Distribution Channel
||Custom, Pontoon, Semi-Custom, Ski, Universal Fit, V Hall, Others
||Acrylic, Polyester, Others
|Distribution Channels Covered
||Asia Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East and Africa
||United States, Canada, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico
||BPS Direct L.L.C (Great Outdoors Group LLC), Classic Accessories (Twin-Star International Inc.), Covercraft Industries LLC, Oceansouth Europe GmbH, Shoretex Products Inc., Taylor Made, Tecsew Ltd, Tumacs Boat Cover, West Marine, Westland, etc.
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Key Questions Answered in This Report:
- How has the global boat covers market performed so far, and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What are the drivers, restraints, and opportunities in the global boat covers market?
- What is the impact of each driver, restraint, and opportunity on the global boat covers market?
- What are the key regional markets?
- Which countries represent the most attractive boat covers market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the type?
- Which is the most attractive type in the boat covers market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the material?
- Which is the most attractive material in the boat covers market?
- What is the breakup of the market based on the distribution channel?
- Which is the most attractive distribution channel in the boat covers market?
- What is the competitive structure of the global boat covers market?
- Who are the key players/companies in the global boat covers market?
Key Benefits for Stakeholders:
- IMARC’s report offers a comprehensive quantitative analysis of various market segments, historical and current market trends, market forecasts, and dynamics of the boat covers market from 2017-2028.
- The research study provides the latest information on the market drivers, challenges, and opportunities in the global boat covers market.
- The study maps the leading, as well as the fastest-growing, regional markets. It further enables stakeholders to identify the key country-level markets within each region.
- Porter's five forces analysis assist stakeholders in assessing the impact of new entrants, competitive rivalry, supplier power, buyer power, and the threat of substitution. It helps stakeholders to analyze the level of competition within the boat covers industry and its attractiveness.
- Competitive landscape allows stakeholders to understand their competitive environment and provides an insight into the current positions of key players in the market.