Marine Composites Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Marine Composites Market is Segmented by Composite Type (Metal Matrix Composites, Polymer Matrix Composites, and Ceramic Matrix Composites), Resin Type (Epoxy, Polyester, and Others), Vessel Type (Sailboats, Cruise Ships, Power Boats, and Other Vessel Types), and Geography (Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe, South America, and Middle-East and Africa).

Market Snapshot

Marine Composites Market - Summary
Study Period: 2016 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: >4 %

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Market Overview

The market for marine composites is expected to grow at a CAGR of over 4% during the forecast period. A major factor driving the market studied is the increasing production of leisure boats and cruise ships. On the flip side, unfavorable conditions arising due to the COVID-19 outbreak is hindering the growth of the market.

The cruise ship vessel type segment is expected to dominate the global marine composites market over the forecast period.

The North American region represents the largest market. However, the Asia-Pacific region is expected to be the fastest-growing market over the forecast period.

Scope of the Report

The Marine Composites Market report includes:

Composite Type
Metal Matrix Composites
Polymer Matrix Composites
Ceramic Matrix Composites
Resin Type
Other Resin Types
Vessel Type
Cruise Ships
Power Boats
Other Vessel Types
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South America
Rest of South America
Middle-East and Africa
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
Rest of Middle-East and Africa

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Key Market Trends

Increasing Demand for Cruise Ships

  • Composites are used to manufacture the superstructures of cruise ships. They are also used in moveable car decks and ramps.
  • There has been a growing demand for cruise ships around the world in recent years, owing to the factors, such as rising boating participation by adults, increasing the high net worth population, the rapid development of the global tourism industry, and accelerating economic growth.
  • The tourism industry has been growing at a significant rate and with the increasing popularity of coastal and marine tourism activities, the demand for cruise ships has increased over the years.
  • According to The Cruise Lines International Association forecast, the number of global travelers, traveling on cruise ships is expected to grow to 32 million passengers in 2020. This rising number of travelers is expected to expand the production of a greater number of cruise ships, which, in turn, will boost the market for marine composites.
  • China’s cruise industry is likely to continue to flourish owing to the increasing number of tourists reaching China by cruise liners and as wanderlust grips experience hunting the Chinese middle-class travelers.
  • Therefore, the demand for cruise ships is expected boost the marine composites market during the forecast period.
Marine Composites Market Revenue Share

North America to Dominate the Market

  • North America region is expected to account for the largest market for marine composites during the forecast period.
  • The United States is one of the key producers in the shipbuilding industry. Furthermore, the country is planning to build a new polar ice breaker, which is likely to be a positive factor for the market studied.
  • The United States cruise market is one of the largest in the world due to the highest revenue-generating companies in the production of cruise ships in the country. These include Carnival Corporation, the largest cruise company, and Royal Caribbean Cruises, the second-largest cruise company worldwide.
  • The shipbuilding industry in Canada is growing at a steady growth, thus impacting the marine composites market. The Quebec shipbuilding industry is estimated to produce a series of ice breakers in the next few years, which is likely to impact the market positively.
  • All the global companies have established their production facilities in Mexico, owing to its strategic location for transporting material, climatic conditions for establishing production facilities, and land-coastal connectivity.
  • The construction of vessels in the country in the recent past by Damen was one of the propelling factors for the market studied.
  • Therefore, the demand for marine composites is expected to increase in North American countries over the forecast period.
Marine Composites Market Regional Trends

Competitive Landscape

The marine composites market is partially consolidated. The major companies include DuPont, Hexcel Corporation, Toray Group (ZOLTEK Corporation), Owens Corning, and Gurit, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Drivers

      1. 4.1.1 Increasing Production of Leisure Boats and Cruise Ships

      2. 4.1.2 Other Drivers

    2. 4.2 Restraints

      1. 4.2.1 Unfavorable Conditions Arising Due to COVID-19 Outbreak

      2. 4.2.2 Other Restraints

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Degree of Competition


    1. 5.1 Composite Type

      1. 5.1.1 Metal Matrix Composites

      2. 5.1.2 Polymer Matrix Composites

      3. 5.1.3 Ceramic Matrix Composites

    2. 5.2 Resin Type

      1. 5.2.1 Epoxy

      2. 5.2.2 Polyester

      3. 5.2.3 Other Resin Types

    3. 5.3 Vessel Type

      1. 5.3.1 Sailboats

      2. 5.3.2 Cruise Ships

      3. 5.3.3 Power Boats

      4. 5.3.4 Other Vessel Types

    4. 5.4 Geography

      1. 5.4.1 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. India

        3. Japan

        4. South Korea

        5. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      2. 5.4.2 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      3. 5.4.3 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. Italy

        4. France

        5. Rest of Europe

      4. 5.4.4 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America

      5. 5.4.5 Middle-East and Africa

        1. Saudi Arabia

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle-East and Africa


    1. 6.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements

    2. 6.2 Market Share (%)/Ranking Analysis**

    3. 6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players

    4. 6.4 Company Profiles

      1. 6.4.1 Advanced Custom Manufacturing

      2. 6.4.2 Airborne

      3. 6.4.3 DuPont

      4. 6.4.4 GMS Composites

      5. 6.4.5 Gurit

      6. 6.4.6 Hexcel Corporation

      7. 6.4.7 Hyosung

      8. 6.4.8 Owens Corning

      9. 6.4.9 Premier Composite Technologies

      10. 6.4.10 Toray Group (ZOLTEK Corporation)

    5. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Marine Composites Market market is studied from 2016 - 2026.

The Marine Composites Market is growing at a CAGR of >4% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

DuPont, Hexcel Corporation , Toray Group (ZOLTEK Corporation) , Owens Corning , Gurit are the major companies operating in Marine Composites Market.

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