The European Boating Industry (EBI) represents the recreational boating industry in Europe. It encompasses all related sectors, such as boatbuilding, equipment manufacturing, marinas and service providers. The industry is a significant contributor to the European economy, representing 32,000 companies that employ over 280,000 people directly. The vast majority of the sector is made up of Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It is a key contributor to tourism and has a global trade perspective.
EBI is an established stakeholder at EU level, defending and promoting the interests of its members on key issues ranging from Single Market legislation to blue growth, tourism and trade policy.
EBI is a partner of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. As a partner to the high-level initiative the EBI leads the environmental engagement of the European recreational boating industry. The United Nations has proclaimed 2021-2030 as the Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to draw attention to the role of ocean health and bring together stakeholders for sustainable development.More about the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development here.
Take a look at our movie "Working with the EU" to learn more about the boating industry in Europe and our activities at EU level. You may also consult our brochure.
You can also visit our EuroBoatingIndustry channel on YouTube.