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The cruiser luxury yacht market accounted for 60% of revenue share in 2022. These yachts, typically ranging from 60 to 120 feet in length, offer a perfect balance between size and luxury. They are designed for extended cruising, providing spacious interiors with multiple cabins and advanced amenities. Growth in this segment can be attributed to yacht enthusiasts who desire both comfort and the ability to explore longer distances, making these cruiser yachts ideal for extended journeys and charter vacations. This factor is also driving their popularity and production. For instance, in February 2022, Qatar, in association with Emerald Cruises, launched a luxury yacht cruise for travelers.
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The motor segment held over 80% of the luxury yacht market share in 2022. Motor yachts are known for their power and speed, offering an exhilarating experience on water. They come in various sizes, ranging from sleek and sporty vessels to larger superyachts. This growth is also being driven by the demand for versatility as motor yachts provide the ability to reach multiple destinations quickly.
Moreover, advancements in technology and design have also made these yachts more fuel-efficient and environmental-friendly, thereby appealing to a wider range of yacht enthusiasts and contributing to their increased popularity. For instance, in August 2023, Echo Yachts launched Charley 2, its latest 56-meter adventure & support catamaran. Charley 2 is the largest catamaran motor yacht to have been built in Australia, boasting an impressive volume of 1,041 GT.
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North America luxury yacht market recorded more than 30% of revenue share in 2022. The region's strong economy and high disposable income levels have fueled the demand for luxury goods including yachts. Additionally, the appeal of coastal destinations, such as the Caribbean and the Mediterranean, is drawing the attention of yacht enthusiasts. The North American market also benefits from a robust yacht-building industry with shipyards producing high-quality vessels in countries including the U.S. and Canada.
Furthermore, the increasing interest in yacht charter services and the trend of yacht ownership among celebrities are also contributing to market revenue in North America. For instance, in March 2023, Pinmar, a renowned leader in superyacht paintings & coatings worldwide, revealed its strategy to optimize its operations in the country. This strategy aims to enhance efficiency and cater to the expanding market of yachts based in the U.S.