Statistics, Reports & Data

Recreational Boating Statistics

Boating Statistics 2019, the 61st annual report, contains statistics on recreational boating accidents and state vessel registration. This publication is a result of the coordinated effort of the Coast Guard and those states and territories that have Federally-approved boat numbering and casualty reporting systems.

Special Report on Paddlesports & Safety

Each year, the Physical Activity Council (PAC) conducts the largest single-source research study of sports, recreation and leisure activity participation in the U.S. The PAC is made up of eight of the leading sports and manufacturer associations who are dedicated to growing participation in their respective sports and activities.

NRBSS Exposure Survey Final Report, October 2020

This report focuses on boat ownership and use, different estimates of exposure (e.g., person hours of boating), and risk ratios.

Info-link: U.S. Powerboat Market Snapshot

US Powerboat Market includes all recreational powerboats (including PWCs) registered in the US as of year-end 2019. Not included are sailboats and self-propelled craft such as canoes and kayaks.

Info-link: U.S. Offshore Fishing Boat Market Snapshot

Offshore Fishing Boats are 27’ and larger fiberglass boats generally used for deep water fishing. They are most commonly multi engine outboard powered center consoles, typically found in coastal areas with ocean access. The category has achieved impressive growth over the last ten years and has decidedly favored ever larger boats.

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Video: America’s Waterway Watch – BoatOnCourse.com

Boat On Course, educational boating safety videos from the National Safe Boating Council, teach the basic navigation rules of boating. In this video, boaters will learn about America’s Waterway Watch, a nationally driven security program developed by the U.S. Coast Guard to educate the maritime industry and recreational boating public to recognize suspicious behavior on the water and report it. The program is similar to a neighborhood watch except there are no community meetings or membership required.

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Video: Boating Offshore – BoatingOnCourse.com

Boat On Course, educational boating safety videos from the National Safe Boating Council, teach the basic navigation rules of boating. In this video, boaters will learn about traveling offshore. This not only includes the activities that you can do offshore but also the hazards you may encounter. Preparing for an offshore adventure can take a significant amount of time and planning. There are potential hazards offshore that need to be considered prior to launch.

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Video: Marine Safety Information – BoatOnCourse.com

Boat On Course, educational boating safety videos from the National Safe Boating Council, teach the basic navigation rules of boating. In this video, boaters will learn about several marine safety information resources for boaters on operations and resources for their local area. From nautical publications to regular published notifications that share changes and updates to those publications, this information will help you operate safely in areas you may be familiar with and in new areas that you have never been to.

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