Non-motorized boating has skyrocketed in California and is now the fastest growing segment of recreational boating in the state. Non-Motorized Boating in California, initiated by the Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) to help address the lack of information about the demographic, shows that non-motorized boating contributed $1.7 billion to California’s economy in 2006. The report, the first in depth study of non-motorized boating in the United States, provides information on all aspects of non-motorized boating, including the numbers and types of boats and participants, and the economic importance to the state. The report was conducted over a twelve month period during 2006 and 2007.

The March 2009 Edition is available in a high-resolution and a low-resolution version:
Non-Motorized Boating in California - March 2009

Segmented parts:
Cover and Executive Summary
Table of Contents
Section 1 - Background of Non-Motorized Boating Study
Section 2 - Boats and Boaters for Non-Motorized Boating
Section 3 - Waterways and Facility Needs for Non-Motorized Boating
Section 4 - Annual Economic Impact of Non-Motorized Boating
Section 5 - Recreational User-Values of Non-Motorized Boating
Section 6 - History and Laws of Non-Motorized Boating
Section 7 - Safety Issues Related to Non-Motorized Boating
Section 8 - Health Benefits of Non-Motorized Boating
Section 9 - Trends of Non-Motorized Boating
Appendix A - Non-Motorized Boat Clubs and Organizations
Appendix B - Statewide and Regional Random Surveys
Appendix C - Active-User Internet Survey
Appendix D - Commercial and Institutional Survey
Appendix E - Interest Group Meetings
Appendix F - Summary of Existing Studies and Non-Motorized Boating
Appendix G - Bibliography