Recreational boats moor in seaports, river ports, in individual or collective anchorage areas.
Recreational boats moor in seaports, river ports, in individual or collective anchorage areas. They may also be stationed ashore in dry ports or at their owners' homes. Outings at sea by recreational crafts are not regular and fluctuate according to the seasons, the weather and the practices of recreational boaters. The annual number of trips is relatively low.
As in other industries, practices are evolving and are seen to be shifting towards use rather than ownership.
France is also the first manufacturer of recreational boats in Europe and the second largest in the world. More than 70% of production is for export, mainly to Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Italy for EU countries and the United States.