After the Communication from the European Commission, A European Strategy for more Growth and Jobs in Coastal and Maritime Tourism, that underlined the importance of coastal and maritime tourism, especially for employment for the whole economy, the Directorate General Entreprise and Industry ordered this study to assess the overall competitiveness of the recreational boating sector.
The study identifies the main factors influencing the competitive performance of the EU recreational boating industry and provides policy recommendations on how the competitiveness of this sector in Europe could be improved. Several aspects are researched:
- Analysis of the demand for recreational boating in Europe
- Analysis of the boat manufacturing sector
- Analysis of the services sector
- Scenarios and recommendations to improve the EU’s growth and employment strategy