The nautical industry surfs the waves of the Covid in the Balearic Islands
The nautical industry seems to have out of the pandemic in very good condition, especially in regions like the Balearics which have hosted a multitude of regularly visiting super yachts this summer and a number of new ones, among the largest and most advanced in the world.
But, aside from super yachts, the boating industry as a whole has seen welcome growth.
“This nautical season has been one of the best for many years, 2019 revenue was exceeded, with 13% growth in recreational boat registrations until the end of September. The sector is healthy and boating is booming around the world with Spain at the forefront of the trend, ”said Carlos Sanlorenzo, Secretary General of ANEN (Spanish Association of Nautical Companies).
From January to the end of September of this year, 6,258 pleasure boats were recorded in Spain, against 5,525 recorded during the same period in 2019 and the 4,786 recorded in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. Of the total number of registrations recorded, 70.4% correspond to boats for private use and 29.6% to nautical rental boats.
Nautical tourism faces the best growth forecast since before the 2008 financial crisis.
“The forecasts for the 2022 season are very encouraging and nautical tourism has developed the most in the last two years and we hope to quickly recover the flow of foreign tourists and to alleviate the current lack of supply, which causes delays in the deliveries of pleasure boats in some markets, to meet growing demand, ”added Carlos Sanlorenzo.
One of the main reasons for the growth of the nautical sector has been the pandemic.
This season in the Balearic Islands, the charter industry reported a significant increase in businesses while, according to Sanlorenzo, the interests and businesses at the various nautical fairs in Spain, such as the one in Palma, indicate that interest in owning a boat is also increasing.
It is because people are enhance your private space more than ever, the increase in demand in the vacation rental property market is further evidence of the changing vacation and leisure time habits of people and the nautical industry offers people a plethora of opportunities. options to stay in a bubble while on vacation or a day out.