With the Palm Beach Boat Show and various other spring boat shows just around the corner, and fun times of boat and boat window shopping ahead, I thought I could share some of the things I look out for in a boat from my perspective as an owner/operator.
It was love at first sight! You saw her sitting there, sauntered on up thinking wow, that yacht is amazing and I want it. Maybe you were already looking to buy, maybe you got blindsided, but what ever happened, you now are the proud owner of a yacht.
With a few exceptions, the environmental impact of boats and yachting is not a popular topic at boat shows where we are being sold the freedom and delights of the yachting lifestyle. However, in today’s blog I write about what we as boat owners can do to demand better solutions from the boat manufacturing and marine supplies industry.
Even when cruising in the most beautiful places, I am often surprised, and appalled, by the amount of plastic and trash in the water and on beaches. Some floats in from other places, some is left behind by unscrupulous and/or ignorant boaters.
Walking around boat shows and marinas I am usually struck, and a little saddened, by the endless seas of white boats blending into one big boat mass. It seems like such a waste to not use all those ‘white canvasses’ for personalizing your boat!