The onset of summer means vacations and trips for a majority of people and families. And if the pandemic hadn’t hit, it would have probably been just another year full of fun and travel.
But sadly, when COVID-19 surfaced, it brought restrictions that made people sit inside their homes. With strict lockdowns in place, people have been looking for alternatives to beat boredom. One of those alternatives is exploring the sea.
Short boat trips have become catching on-trend during these times. There are only a limited number of people on each boat, and each one is far apart from the other. So, it’s in perfect line with social distancing rules.
But as people try to catch fun at sea, they also want to stay safe in every way possible. As a result, the boating industry is thriving, with more people trying to buy or rent them.
The Boating Industry is on a Bloom
All across the United States, there have been reports on the increased sales of boats. Boat repair shops are also experiencing a surge of activities. According to a recent report, most boat dealers are running short on inventory. People are tired of sitting at home and want to get out.
But along with the desire to move, people also don’t want to forget about their safety. Social distancing may not be well implemented at recreational parks, but it can be observed at sea.
With people buying more boats, the US coast guard is also preparing for the development. They are finding it difficult to instruct boaters directly, and instead, have been recommending dedicated safety supervisors to new boaters.
A top boat dealer in Port Harbor claimed to be experiencing lots of sales. He is positive that he will record his most significant deals this year. Another one in Maine said that the demand for boats is spreading like wildfire in the region. She also said that she recorded the most significant sales in June.
In California too, boat sellers are recording huge transactions. The owner of Marina Del Rey yacht sales and Long Beach yacht center said that he has been in the boat business for over 45 years but hasn’t ever seen this kind of a surge in the industry. Most boat dealers have been experiencing profits during COVID-19. Well, at least someone’s profiting!
The Boating Trend is spreading as quickly as the Pandemic!
Even though boats are of different sizes and prices, people don’t care about the price as they are paying willingly. And with the craze catching on, people who haven’t sailed before are getting ready for their new experience at sea by attending online safety courses. As the recreational parks and restaurants are on lockdown, people are prepared to surf the world with their boats.