The industry is dominated by small businesses operating around the coastal and inland waterways of Australia.
Much of the industry operates around marine facilities such as marinas, slipways, boatbuilding and storage facilities and charter bases in both tourist destinations and ‘out of the way’ locations.
The Australian boating industry employs over 29,000 people across more than more than 2,500 businesses.
Australia is a world leader in the design of large, high-speed, multi-hull aluminium vessels.
International marine tourism and recreational activities are other major areas of economic activity.