Ponder thisI pretty much agree with Slug Z. Part of the reason may be that it’s much easier to get critical mass for various classes and events. Everything is within 1000 km as well as being within a (very roughly) homogeneous wx/season conditions area. In the US, you’ve got distinct and different regions well separated as well as disparate prevailing wx and season. (Such as 3000 miles of continent separating E and W). There are very few boats less than 10-15 yrs old, relatively speaking as US builders tend not to mass produce in the dozens or tens of dozens, at least in larger sizes. Boat sales may be high here in the US, but that includes all the fishing boats as well as thousands of trailerables for the myriad of lakes, reservoirs, etc and, again, they’re 95% (or more) powerboats.
one company in the US now owns virtually the entire marine industry
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