Encouraging registration figures this autumn for the Balearic yachting

Encouraging registration figures this autumn for the Balearic yachting
Pleasure boat registrations have increased by 15% between January and October 2021

After an intense summer season, the Balearic nautical sector has eased into the autumn season with encouraging figures, according to the 'Market Report for Recreational Yachting, January-October 2021', based on data provided by the Directorate General of Merchant Marine and published by the National Association of Nautical Companies (ANEN).

To be specific, between January and October 2021, recreational yacht registrations in the islands have increased by 15% year-on-year, to 1,097 units, 145 more than registrations in the same period last year.

With these figures, the Balearic Islands maintain the leadership in Spain, with 16.9% of the national nautical market. Next is Barcelona, with 10.5% market share, and Alicante, with 7.47%.

In the country as a whole, 6,490 recreational boats were registered in the first 10 months of the year, 29.7% more than a year ago, when 5,003 registrations were recorded.

One of the best seasons

The 2021 season has been one of the best in many years for the nautical sector. The operations carried out this summer fuel the companies to improve the quality and increase the quantity of their output. With the focus on the challenge of the ecological transition, the sector has the capacity to retain and attract loyal nautical tourists and all the new ones that in these two years have enjoyed sailing in their free time or practiced the different leisure activities offered by the nautical sector", in the words of Carlos Sanlorenzo, president of ANEN. "Despite the fact that supply problems continue as in so many other industrial sectors, nautical companies, in general, continue with encouraging levels of demand that make foresee a year-end surplus and a 2022 with good expectations," he predicts.

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