Waterproof Drone Market

Waterproof Drones Market Forecast Analysis, By Drone Type (Consumer/Civil, Commercial, Military), By Application (Filming & Photography, Inspection & Maintenance, Mapping & Surveying, Precision Agriculture, Others), By Solution & Region - Global Market Insights 2023-2033

Analysis of Waterproof Drone Market Covering 30+ Countries Including Analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Waterproof Drones Market Outlook (2023-2033)

The waterproof drone market is estimated to reach valuation of US$ 3,129.0 Million in 2023 and will top US$ 9,981.6 Million by 2033, growing with a CAGR of around 12.3% from 2023-2033.

The global drone market is expected to reach valuation of US$ 33.9 billion in 2023, while sales is projected to grow at 17.6% CAGR during the forecast period. Demand for waterproof drone is anticipated to be around 549 ‘000 units in 2023 owing higher penetration from recreational end use. Sales of waterproof drone accounted for nearly 9.5% share of the global drone market at the end of 2022.

Report Attributes


Waterproof Drone Market Size (2022A)

US$ 2,742.9 Million

Estimated Market Value (2023E)

US$ 3,129.0 Million

Forecast Market Value (2033F)

US$ 9,981.6 Million

Global Market Growth Rate (2023-2033)

12.3% CAGR

North America Market Share (2023)


North America Market Value (2023)

US$ 1,004.7 million

Europe Market Share (2023)


Europe Market Value (2023)

US$ 1,130.2 million

China Market Share (2023)


China Market Value (2023)

US$ 381.5 million

Market Share of Top 3 Countries


Key Companies Profiled

  • SwellPro
  • PowerVision Inc.
  • QuadH2O
  • Tetra Drones
  • DIODON Drone Technology
  • Jebiga Design & Lifestyle
  • Autelrobotic
  • Contixo Inc.
  • AguaDrone
  • C-Astral d.o.o.
  • Shanghai Huace Navigation Technology Ltd.
  • Clickmox Solutions
  • MikroKopter
  • Shenzhen Keweitai Enterprise Development CO.,LTD

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Sales Analysis of Waterproof Drone (2018-2021) Vs. Market Outlook (2023-2033)

A waterproof drone is a type of drone that is specially designed to operate in wet or underwater environments. This type of drone usually has waterproof housing, so it can be submerged in water without being damaged. Some models also have propellers and motors that are specially sealed against moisture so they can operate in the harshest conditions.

Waterproof drones often have the same characteristics as other types of drones but are also designed for use underwater or on a wetland. These drones typically float due to their buoyant housing and can withstand water pressure if submerged deeply. Most waterproof models can fly up to 30 meters below sea level without damaging the engine.

Historically, waterproof drones have been commonly used for recreational purposes such as aerial photography and videography because they can fly in wet weather without being damaged by rain or road spray. Today, this type of drone is being used more and more in various industries, including marine and ocean research.

  • Short Term (2023 Q1 to 2026): Increasing utilization of waterproof drones in different end-use sectors will positively impact market growth.
  • Medium Term (2026- 2029): North American and European countries are anticipated to witness comparatively high demand on the back of the increasing marine research activities.
  • Long Term (2029- 2033): Adopting new advanced technology and enabling the use of these drone for recreational water sports can open new opportunities for market players.

From 2018 to 2022, the global market for waterproof drone registered a CAGR of 7.8%. Fact.MR, a market research and competitive intelligence provider, reveals that the market will exhibit growth at 12.3% CAGR between 2023 and 2033.

Waterproof drone market forecast by Fact.MR

Market share analysis of waterproof drone based on application and region is provided in the above image. Under the application segment, filming & photography sub-segment dominates with 24.4% market share in 2023.

What’s Driving High Demand for Waterproof Drone across Regions?

“Agricultural waterproof drones to gain momentum in the coming years”

Agricultural drones have many benefits and features such as crop and soil data monitoring, crop management, sowing, and more, ultimately increasing productivity through the efficient use of water, fertilizer, and soil.

Various types of agricultural drones also can determine the crop life cycles, overall health of plants and crops, and land distribution, thereby maximizing yields and understanding planting locations. Agricultural development is one of the most important and powerful tools for reducing poverty and meeting the growing world population, which is expected to reach 9.7 billion people by the end of 2050.

Drones offer an alternative to the shortage of skilled workers, equipment, and other expensive tools needed on-site. Agricultural drones can also spray chemicals almost 40-60 times better than humans, saving resources.

“Introduction of technological advancements to boost the sales for waterproof drones”

Shortly, technological advances such as artificial intelligence and machine learning will play an increasingly important role in the development of waterproof drones on the market. By integrating AI technology into drones, drones can learn more about their surroundings, map their environment better, identify specific objects, and provide a deeper level of analytical data.

Once the series of 5G deployment systems are deployed and cloud computing technology is integrated into the commercial drone development process, it promises to become a profitable growth market for waterproof drone manufacturers. Drones can communicate in demanding environments using high-speed internet to perform tasks such as remote control, multimedia sharing, and autonomous flight.

Marine use of drones is expanding into on-demand delivery, deep-altitude mapping, search and rescue operations beneath the water, and more. Owing to the advanced technological modification in waterproof drones as well as their several applications will lead to robust sales of waterproof drones. The market will garner an absolute dollar opportunity of US$ 7,238.7 million during forecast period.

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What Do Waterproof Drone Manufacturers Need to Watch Out for?

“Challenges faced for the usage of frequency spectrum may cause hindrance in market growth.”

In order to fly drones, most drones require a wireless connection with a pilot on the ground. Additionally, most payloads, such as cameras or sensors of some sort, require wireless communication. A frequency spectrum is required to enable wireless communication.

Frequency spectrum requirements vary by drone type, flight characteristics, and payload. International agreements on the use of frequency spectrum are needed because the frequency spectrum is not confined to national borders and manufacturers need a (semi-) global market. Several frequency bands have been allocated for air services.

Traditionally, these bands were reserved for manned flights. Such legal issues related to the frequency spectrum and electronic payloads could affect the market for waterproof drones and their accessories.

Country Wise Analysis

What makes United States Growth Epicenter for the Waterproof Drone market?

The United States holds the largest market share at around 86.1% in 2022 in North America region, and will likely grow over the next decade due to favorable government initiatives, advances in drone technology, and rising demand from companies in multiple industries. expected to grow significantly.

Additionally, the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued new regulations that provide more consistent and consistent guidance for the legal and safe operation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in commercial environments. These laws and regulations are intended to lower barriers to entry and facilitate product acceptance in the United States. The value of the United States waterproof drones market is anticipated to reach US$ 876.7 million in 2023.

How Government Regulations in China to Benefit the Sales for Waterproof Drone?

Recent amendments to drone laws in various countries in East Asia are said to support the growth of the market. Over the last few years, China has become a global center for drone production. China has about 1,200 drone manufacturers as of early 2019, accounting for more than 70% of the global civilian drone industry.

However, the growing need for drones for inspection, surveying, surveillance, and surveillance applications in construction, agriculture, infrastructure, energy, telecommunications, and optical networking has spurred a waterproof drone boom in the country.

As the application fields of drones expand under the water also, the demand for these waterproof unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is increasing in China. Thereby, China waterproof drone market is expected to account for 12.2% of market share of global sales, according to Fact.MR.

Category wise Insights

How Filming & Photography Segment Lead to Market Growth?

Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) and drones are emerging technologies frequently used by many photographers. Drones have revolutionized television, film, real estate photography, and news offering endless new opportunities to capture high-quality photos and videos from previously unattainable angles at an unheard-of price.

The drone provides a new aerial perspective, enhances your visual experience, and captures a new perspective of the world. Drones can replace land-based equipment, such as dollys, jibs, and even cranes and Russian weapons, and can capture footage. Drones today are equipped with smart features such as optical positioning systems (VPS) and obstacle avoidance sensors that make operations safer and more stable.

Thailand-based QuadH2O engineers sell the drones in both kit and pre-assembled, ready-to-fly form. The drone has 6 propellers, is easy to maneuver, and its fiber composite body is strong and light. It is designed to carry GoPro 3 and GoPro 4 cameras, providing stable video both above and below water. It has a gimbal that can shoot. All these factors will drive the market and this segment will capture a market share of 24.2% in 2023.

How Commercial Drones Will Drive Waterproof Drone Market Growth?

Drones for future structures are becoming increasingly popular in the construction sector. Building managers can use sophisticated photography to scan construction sites and use drones to track activities throughout the construction lifecycle, helping them achieve project goals more efficiently and quickly.

Many industrial conglomerates and companies are using drones equipped with infrared cameras during emergency response to contact and identify victim’s invisible to the human eye. Similarly, hospitals use defibrillator-equipped ambulance drones to rapidly resuscitate patients in need. As climate change takes its toll on wildlife, conservationists are using cutting-edge drone technology to monitor, track and collect samples of endangered animals.

The growing popularity of commercial and business models leveraging drone technology will give the drone industry a much-needed boost and enable stakeholders to up their game in terms of operational efficiency. Commercial drone type is poised to achieve a valuation of US$ 475.6 million in 2023.

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Competitive Landscape

Fact.MR profiled the following top companies in waterproof drone market in its report SwellPro, PowerVision Inc., QuadH2O, Tetra Drones, DIODON Drone Technology, Jebiga Design & Lifestyle, Autelrobotic, Contixo Inc., AguaDrone, C-Astral d.o.o., Shanghai Huace Navigation Technology Ltd., Clickmox Solutions, MikroKopter, Shenzhen Keweitai Enterprise Development CO.,LTD

Prominent player are following the competitive market pricing strategy in the waterproof drone market. Leading manufacturers are developing constructive collaboration and partnerships with the governments and end use industries for increasing sales of waterproof drone. Market participants are channelizing their resources and capital focusing on the lucrative end use while trying to expand their customer base. All in all, a blend or organic and inorganic grow strategy is allowing companies to capture significant market share in highly competitive market.

  • In 2021, SwellPro introduced a new product in the market which is a splash drone. This product has waterproof design and is equipped with fishing feature.

Fact.MR has provided detailed information about the price points of key manufacturers of waterproof drone positioned across regions, sales growth, production capacity, and speculative technological expansion, in the recently published report.

Segmentation of Waterproof Drone Industry Research

  • By Solution :

    • Silicone waterproofing
    • Acrylic waterproofing
  • By Drone Type :

    • Consumer / Civil
    • Commercial
    • Military
  • By Application :

    • Filming & Photography
    • Inspection & Maintenance
    • Mapping & Surveying
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Surveillance & Monitoring
    • Others
  • By Region :

    • North America
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • East Asia
    • South Asia and Oceania
    • Middle East & Africa

- FAQs -

What will be the valuation of waterproof drone market in 2033?

The market is likely to reach a valuation of US$ 9,981.6 Million by the end of forecast period.

What will be the valuation of commercial drone sub-segment of drone type in 2023?

The commercial drone sub-segment is likely to reach a valuation of around US$ 475.6 Million in 2023.

Which application sector have the highest market share in 2023?

Filming & Photography sub-segment as application sector have the highest market share of 24.2% in 2023.

Which region holds dominates the value generation in overall market?

Europe region holds the leading market share of around 36.1% in 2023 and presumed to increase in same growth curve by the end of 2033.

What is the CAGR of U.S for waterproof drone?

The U.S. is expected to have CAGR of 9.9% during the forecast period.

Waterproof Drone Market