The emergence of the COVID-19 crisis has severely impacted nearly every aspect of society. And, while there are more important concerns than going boating or fishing, these activities remain important to the lifestyle of many. In this article, we discuss the findings from a recent survey regarding how boat owners anticipate the current crisis will affect their on-water activity and how dealers and marinas can support them at this time. Background An online survey was conducted with members of the BoaterInput online community (developed by Left Brain Marketing, Inc). The survey was conducted between March 22nd and March 31st, [...]
Boat Clubs have been a rapidly growing option to boat ownership in recent years. In this industry study conducted on behalf of Discover Boating, I discuss why people join a Club or rent a boat, how satisfied they are with their experience and what impact clubs and rentals have on boat ownership. The study was conducted in 2019 with 1,027 recent boat buyers, club members and renters. If you have questions, please leave a comment below.