Top Recreational Boating States by Economic Impact: Virginia

The NMMA recently released data from a 2023 economic impact study, measuring the U.S. recreational boating industry’s total economic activity as well number of jobs supported. Throughout the summer, NMMA will feature U.S. states in the top 20 for recreational boating-related economic impact.

This week, ranked 20th in the U.S. for recreational boating economic impact is Virginia. Recreational boating in Virginia has more than $4.4 billion in annual economic impact and supports over 16,800 jobs.

A detailed infographic for Virginia can be downloaded by NMMA members and industry stakeholders here.

Click here to read the full study release

For questions related to the 2023 Economic Impact Study of the Recreational Boating Industry, contact NMMA’s Business Intelligence team at