The leisure marine sector is comprised mostly of SMEs - the nine largest companies represent only 25% of the market. The UK’s growing superyacht industry, with a turnover of around £420m a year and over 3,600 employees, is globally recognised and a significant sector. The leisure sector mixes service and manufacturing, from surveyors and charterers to specialist equipment manufacturers and three world leading marine leisure clothing brands. Many leading international yacht designers are based in the UK.
UK-based companies in the leisure sector include:
The principal trade association for the leisure sector is British Marine