The registrations of recreational boats fell by 33,7% in the first quarter of 2013, with 623 vessels compared to the 940 registered in the same time period last year, according to the information by the National Association of Nautical Enterprises (ANEN).
By types of boats, the motor boats fell least between January and March, with a fall of 24%, compared to the decline experienced by the folding inflatables (-28,9%), sailing boats (-39%), semirigid inflatables (-49,3%) and jet skis (-53,3%).
Balearic Islands lead the demand
By provinces, the statistics show a decline in registrations during the first three months of the year in Barcelona and Madrid, which normally hold the top positions in registrations, with falls of 62,5% and 45,2%, respectively.
This highlights the fact that The Balearic Islands lead the demand, with a share of 10,27% of the market, despite registering a fall of 14,67% between January and March, followed by Girona with a market share of 9,1% and a growth by 5%.
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