Global Hybrid Boats Industry Report 2023-2028: Brunswick, Groupe Beneteau, Greenline Yachts, Candela Technology, and Silent Yachts Set to Dominate the $2.5+ Billion Market

Dublin, April 04, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Hybrid Boats Market by Hull Design (Hydrofoil, Multihull, Rigid Inflatable), Propulsion (Electric, Hybrid), Platform (Recreational Boats, Commercial Boats, Military and Law Enforcement Boats), Material, Boat Size and Region - Global Forecast to 2028" report has been added to's offering.

The hybrid boats market is projected to grow from USD 1.7 billion in 2023 to USD 2.7 billion by 2028, at a CAGR of 10.4% from 2023 to 2028

This report will help the market leaders/new entrants in this market with information on the closest approximations of the revenue numbers for the overall hybrid boats market and its subsegments. The report covers the entire ecosystem of the boating industry and will help stakeholders understand the competitive landscape and gain more insights to better position their businesses and plan suitable go-to-market strategies. The report will also help stakeholders understand the pulse of the market and provide them with information on key market drivers, restraints, challenges, and opportunities.

The maritime industry is undergoing a transformation driven by the need for cleaner and more efficient vessels. Hybrid hull boats are at the forefront of this change, offering a compelling solution that combines traditional hull designs with innovative designs to reduce drag, improve stability, and minimize environmental impact. Hybrid hulls reduce fuel consumption, lowering operating costs and minimizing emissions. Hybrid boats emit significantly less greenhouse gases and noise pollution, protecting marine ecosystems.

Hybrid hulls offer increased stability and maneuverability, enhancing safety and performance. Governments are implementing stricter emission standards, driving demand for eco-friendly maritime solutions. Consumers are increasingly prioritizing sustainability, making hybrid boats an attractive choice.

North America is estimated to account for the largest share in hybrid boat market in 2023. The North American region for this study comprises the US and Canada in the hybrid boats market. The hybrid boats market in North America has experienced a remarkable surge in recent years. The growth of the region is due to actively embracing developments and the presence of major ship-building companies, which are expected to revolutionize the hybrid boats market in upcoming years.

North American governments, have been proactive in promoting the adoption of hybrid boats through various initiatives. These include tax breaks, rebates, and funding for hybrid boat development. This strong government support is creating a favorable environment for the growth of the hybrid boat market in North America. North American consumers are increasingly environmentally conscious and are seeking eco-friendly alternatives in various aspects of their lives, including recreational activities like boating. The demand for hybrid boats aligns with this trend, as boaters seek to reduce their environmental footprint while enjoying the benefits of boating.

Major Players in the hybrid boats market are Brunswick Corporation (US), Groupe Beneteau (France), Greenline Yachts (Slovenia), Candela Technology AB (Sweden), and Silent Yachts (Austria) among others.

Hybrid Propulsion: The Highest CAGR in the Propulsion segment in the hybrid boats market during the forecasted period.

Governments worldwide are implementing stricter emission standards and regulations for boats, particularly in environmentally sensitive areas. This regulatory push is driving the demand for cleaner and more efficient propulsion systems, making hybrid propulsion a more attractive option for boat manufacturers and consumers. Technological advancements in battery technology, electric motors, and power management systems are leading to improvements in the efficiency, range, and performance of hybrid propulsion systems.

These advancements are also contributing to cost reductions, making hybrid propulsion more affordable and accessible to a wider range of boaters. Hybrid propulsion systems offer versatility and adaptability to suit different boat types and applications. They can be seamlessly integrated into various boat sizes, from small recreational boats to large yachts and commercial vessels. This versatility is crucial for expanding the adoption of hybrid propulsion across the marine sector.

Recreational Boats: The largest share in the platform segment in the hybrid boats market in 2023.

The recreational boats sub-segment of the platform segment is projected to have the highest market share in 2023. Recreational boating is the largest segment of the marine industry, accounting for the majority of boat sales worldwide. This large market provides a significant opportunity for the growth of hybrid boats. Recreational boats come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes, and styles, making them suitable for a wide range of boating activities, from day cruising to fishing to water sports. This diversity of applications creates a broader market for hybrid boats compared to other segments of the marine industry.

Consumers who participate in recreational boating are increasingly environmentally conscious and are seeking eco-friendly alternatives to traditional gasoline-powered boats. Hybrid boats offer a compelling solution for eco-conscious boaters who want to enjoy the benefits of boating without compromising the environment. Governments worldwide are implementing stricter emission standards for boats, particularly in environmentally sensitive areas. Recreational boats are often used in these areas, making hybrid propulsion systems a more attractive option for complying with emission regulations.

20 to 50 Feet: The second largest share in the boat size segment in the hybrid boats market in 2023.

The 20-foot to 50-foot boat size segment covers a range of sizes that are suitable for a wide variety of applications, from family cruising and fishing to water sports and recreational activities. This balance of sizes and applications caters to a broader range of boaters and creates a larger market opportunity for hybrid boats.

The demand for mid-sized boats, particularly in the 20-foot to 50-foot range, is increasing due to their versatility, affordability, and suitability for a variety of boating activities. This growing demand provides a strong foundation for the adoption of hybrid boats in this segment. Hybrid propulsion systems are becoming increasingly compact, efficient, and affordable for medium-sized boats. These advancements are making hybrid boats more attractive to boaters who prefer larger vessels without compromising on performance or environmental impact.

Manufacturers are introducing innovative hybrid propulsion systems and boat designs specifically tailored for the 20-foot to 50-foot segment. These advancements are enhancing the appeal and practicality of hybrid boats for this size range. Hybrid boats are increasingly being incorporated into rental and sharing services, providing more consumers with access to these boats in the 20-feet to 50-feet size range. This expanding availability is fostering trial and adoption among boaters who may not initially consider buying a hybrid boat.

Key Attributes:

Report AttributeDetails
No. of Pages229
Forecast Period2023 - 2028
Estimated Market Value (USD) in 2023$1.7 billion
Forecasted Market Value (USD) by 2028$2.7 billion
Compound Annual Growth Rate9.7%
Regions CoveredGlobal

Premium Insights

  • Increasing Global Trade and Development of Innovative Hybrid Boat Technologies to Drive Market
  • Electric Segment to Have Largest Market Share in 2023
  • Commercial Boats to Register Highest CAGR During Forecast Period
  • Norway to be the Fastest-Growing Market Between 2023 and 2028

Market Dynamics


  • Emergence of Green Boating Solutions
  • Increasing Development of Innovative Hybrid Boat Technologies
  • Booming Maritime Tourism and Surface Watersports Industry
  • Growing Demand for Improved Range and Performance


  • Rising Competition from Other Fuel-Efficient Technologies


  • Growth Potential for Marine Electronics and Controls

Ongoing Developments in Charging Infrastructure


  • High Cost of Hybrid Hull Boats
  • Limited Availability of Hybrid Boats

Technology Analysis

  • Hydrofoil Hull Boats
  • Hydrogen Fuel Cells
  • High Energy Density Electrochemical Storage

Industry Trends

Technology Trends

  • Hybrid Powertrain
  • Battery Technology
  • Electric Propulsion System
  • Smart Technology and Connectivity
  • Improved Hull Design

Impact of Megatrends

  • 3D Printing
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Predictive Maintenance

Company Profiles

Key Players

  • Brunswick Corporation
  • Groupe Beneteau
  • Greenline Yachts
  • Candela Technology Ab
  • Silent Yachts
  • X Shore
  • Quadrofoil D.O.O.
  • Navalt
  • Navier
  • Ruban Bleu
  • Artemis Technologies Ltd.
  • Leopard Catamaran
  • Fountaine Pajot
  • Rapido Trimaran
  • Neel Trimaran

Other Players

  • Four Winns
  • Cosmopolitan Yachts
  • Midship Marine
  • Wider Yachts
  • Hh Catamaran
  • Tornado Boats
  • Ribcraft Ltd.
  • DNA Performance Sailing Bv
  • Multihull Centre
  • The Multihull Company

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