30 Apr 2021

Boat sales like many other outdoor leisure activities have literally launched! since lockdown. Flexible work environments and varying work schedules have allowed people to review and alter their lifestyles. Lockdown reminded us all that we can  and need to enjoy time outdoors.

Sales of boats, marine products and services in 2020 jumped to a 13 year high and it is thought that this trend will continue well into 2021 as uncertainty of daily work requirements remains a reality with Covid.

The unusual effects of the pandemic have left a positive impact on some industries, boating being one of them. It could be considered that Covid may have changed society for the better in terms of family, quality time, friends and outdoor activities.

With peoples increasing desire to socialise in alternative ways, young people are finding their interest piqued. Last year the number of first time boat buyers rose and in conjunction the average age decreased. The inclusion of these new young buyers is a positive sign for the boating industry as a whole. There is never a lack of friends within boating and it offers a community within itself.

Boat sales in the UK generated £250 million in revenue last year,  reflecting the obvious increased demand for boats. With British consumers unable to travel freely the impact of the’ staycation effect’ is here.. As Britions seek new ways to satisfy their need for adventure and travel whilst staying socially distant and safe, marine leisure offers it all.

British Marine has launched a highly successful #summeronthewater campaign. Reaching 4.2 million people, the campaign helped to raise awareness for marine leisure. Water sports offer the perfect counterbalance to lockdown. Fresh air and family have clear wellbeing benefits and boating offers a wealth of physical ones too.

Pop Up Power Supplies® already offer a clever solution for many marinas and waterways throughout the UK and are currently used extensively by local authorities and private businesses to cater for this increased consumer footfall.

The range of In Ground Power Units, or Flip Lid Units are an extremely safe and flexible option for power. Each power unit benefits from a secure lockable lid. This prevents public access increasing safety. Only the cables protrude from the power unit. The cables will be covered by cable protectors which also reduces any hazard.

The durable, easy to use units are designed to provide power and other services when you need them, but are hidden when you don’t. They are ideal for use in public areas as their design minimises the potential for damage and they operate with the lid locked down with only the power cable protruding.

Pop Up Power Supplies® offers a range of six in ground units, from the Slim 250mm unit, right up to the 700mm x 500mm PUPS02 – 7050-for providing total power of up to 125 amps. All feature recessed covers to accept paving or other types of surface to achieve a seamless visual result.

To discuss how the range from Pop Up Power Supplies® can transform the potential of your town waterfront or marina in time for Summer 2021, please contact us or call 020 8227 0208.