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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Ship & Boat Building

Overview of the U.S. Ship & Boat Building Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Ship & Boat Building: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

market size 2018
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Statistics 2012        2013        2014        2015        2016        2017
Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

market forecast

Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Ship & Boat Building by state

Ship & Boat Building Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Ship & Boat Building companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

price index trends

Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Ship & Boat Building company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Ship & Boat Building industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Ship & Boat Building measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers1%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 10%
Engineers 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 8%
Construction and Extraction Occupations 15%
Construction Trades Workers 13%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 6%
Production Occupations 47%
Assemblers and Fabricators 12%
Miscellaneous Assemblers and Fabricators 9%
Metal Workers and Plastic Workers 22%
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Workers 13%
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 11%
Other Production Occupations 7%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Ship & Boat Building Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Mastercraft Boat trademarks "AVIARA" - Boats - 01/05/2018
  • Mare Island DRY Dock raises $4 million in funding. - 12/21/2017
  • Key West Boats trademarks "KEY WEST" - Boats - 12/15/2017
  • Warrior Boats trademarks "PRO TILLER" - Boat tillers; Boats; Fishing boats; Structural parts for boats - 12/02/2017
  • Grady-White Boats patents Seat And Seat Back Assembly - 10/19/2017
  • Mastercraft Boat patents Wake-modifying Device For A Boat - 08/03/2017
  • Chaparral Boats patents Display And Control Systems For Watercraft - 07/27/2017
  • Tpi Composites raises $15 million in funding. - 01/07/2015
  • Northeast Ship Repair raises $3 million in funding. - 11/25/2013

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Tracker Marine123
    Mastercraft Boat56
    Malibu Boats47
    Chaparral Boats11
    Genmar Industries

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • Textron Ready Now to Build CUSVs for the Navy - Textron Systems is expecting a Milestone C decision from the Navy this year to begin production of the Common Unmanned Surface Vehicle (CUSV), an unmanned boat designed to tow ... “We’re ready to build now, Wayne Prender, Textron Systems vice president ... (01/11/2018)
    • The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection Lays Keel for New Cruise Ship - Commemorative coins were welded to the ship's hull, and the first section of the ship was lowered into place in the building dock ... of the ship and a marina platform with kayaks and a speed boat. (01/11/2018)
    • Jensen’s Proven Workboat Design Selected For NAVSEA New-Build - Jensen Maritime Consultants, a Crowley company, announced today that one of its proven workboat designs will be used by a Pacific Northwest boat builder to fulfill a ... which will provide ship- and sub-assist services, as well as other port operational ... (01/08/2018)
    • Businessman builds boat to collect trash - Designed by Yang, the trash-collecting ship cost him about 530,000 yuan ($80,800) to build. Since it was put into use in May 2016, the ship has retrieved more than 2,000 cubic meters of garbage from the ocean. "I've earned some money from the ocean. (01/08/2018)
    • Titanic II – the new replica ship will set sail in 2018 - READ MORE: 20 dead as boat capsizes in Senegal Palmer’s Blue Star Line is building the $600-million Titanic II based on its “unsinkable” predecessor, but has updated the design to meet modern safety requirements. The ship will carry enough ... (01/05/2018)
    • Maine Is Home To The Oldest Model Ship Manufacturing Company In Country - But there's more to the building and the business inside than meets the eye. "Much, much more," said the President of Bluejacket Ship Crafters, Nic Damuck. "We're a manufacturing facility." They are making boats, just on a scale of a half inch equals one foot. (01/04/2018)
    • Cruise Ships Have Made Bar Harbor Popular. But Have They Ruined It? - Rockefellers, Astors, Vanderbilts and Carnegies homesteaded here in Gilded Age style, building mammoth 1,000-room ... in town are relatively small, the big ships have to anchor out in the bay and use little boats to ferry passengers to town. (12/31/2017)
    • Boat building class begins Jan. 8 in Bay City - The class will also begin a new project, a 20-foot triple kayak that will be finished in time for the next Tall Ship Celebration festival in July 2019. Boat building classes began in 1999 as a way to construct the small sailboats used by the Saginaw Bay ... (12/27/2017)
    • Man builds pirate ship, sells for $80,000 on Craigslist - "I wanted to find an old boat that I could transform into something really cool," said Woodson. "My girlfriend asked: 'What are you going to do?' I don't know where it came from, but I said: 'I'm going to build a pirate ship.'" That's exactly what he did ... (05/23/2013)
    • Building Pharaoh's Ship - NARRATOR: Building Pharaoh's Ship,... CHERYL WARD: Sails picking up water ... NARRATOR: Tom is painfully aware of the importance of a watertight ship. The last boat he built sank on its maiden voyage. TOM VOSMER: It's a very strange feeling, as your ... (01/12/2010)

    Government Contracts

    In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $16,022,552,061 on Ship & Boat Building. It has awarded 23,904 contracts to 1,244 companies, with an average value of $12,879,865 per company.   

    Top government vendors:

    CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount