Facts & Figures

Recreational boating by the numbers ...

Recreational boating in Canada has a GDP impact of $5.6 billion and $10 billion in total revenues

New boat and engine sales in Canada totaled $2.3 billion in 2016, up 9.2 percent compared to 2015.

New outboard engine sales totaled 38,728 units, up 3.5 percent compared to 2015 and coressponding dollars totaled $296.5 million

Canadians are taking to the water: 12.4 million adult Canadians – participated in recreational boating in 2015.

More than 85 percent of boats in Canada are under 26 feet and towable

There are an estimated 8.6 million recreational boats in Canada

Boating is primarily a middle-class lifestyle as 59% of Canadian boat owners have a household income less than $100,000.

Source: National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada, 2016 Canadian Recreational Boating Statistical Abstract & NMMA Canada 2016 Economic Impact Study