At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in the United States, yachting and other outdoor recreational activities ushered in an unprecedented boom. Now, while yacht sales are returning to more normal pre-pandemic levels, yachting activity itself and the businesses that benefit from the yachting industry are still thriving as Americans learn about the positive health effects of going out to sea with friends and family.

With 800,000 first-time yacht buyers in 2020 and 2021, this group will continue to have a lasting economic impact on yacht services, marinas, restaurants and resorts.