Left Brain Marketing recently released a new study titled, The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on Anticipated Boating and Fishing Activity in 2020. The survey was conducted between March 22–31 and received 150 responses from boaters across the country.
While the COVID-19 crisis will curtail boating for some, many boaters intend to remain active. The survey indicates that more than half (60%) indicated that they plan on boating as much (no impact) or more as a result of the crisis. Nearly one-third (30%) will likely boat less.
Half of the boaters surveyed indicated that the current crisis will change who gets to go on their boat. For many, this means that only their spouse/significant other or close family members (i.e., children) will be able to participate.