ANEN, the Spanish marine trade association, has revealed that boat registration figures for June 2014 grew by 28.93% compared to the same period last year. In June, 673 boats were added to the registry, 151 more units registered in 2013.

In the six months to June 2014, boat registration accounted for 2,289 units, 297 more boats compared to the same period in 2013.

The report shows that the upward trend in boat registration is across all boat lengths. Vessels over 16m (52ft) grew 57.14% in the year to date. Registration of boats up to 8m (26ft) was up 14.33%, and continues to be the most popular craft with a market share of 89.21%.

The boat charter rental sector grew by 52.86% in the first six months of 2014.

ANEN’s figures are based on the Spanish Maritime Authority’s monthly report.