I have in the past. My passion is sailing and I would love to own a Farr 40 for fun, but we love the idea of living aboard and would choose a Fleming 65 or 78 (depending on how much my wife wants to polish and clean).
I am extremely outgoing. I have never met a stranger. I love to take people out on the water and show them a whole other world that they were never aware of.
I was a charter captain in the Caribbean based out of St. Thomas USVI, where I met my wife. She was managing a marina and I learned a lot about the business. When we moved back to the states I was offered a job with Suntex Marinas in Amelia Island, Fla.
Captain of a term charter yacht in the Caribbean.
That staff is what makes or breaks a marina. Location and amenities are a close second and third. When a boat and its crew come to a marina, how they are treated is what is going to keep them coming back again and again. From making their reservation, assistance while docking and checking in is all a very important part of the entire experience. You want your marina to be a destination, even if only for one night.
Cruzan Rum and Coke.
You wouldn't catch me up on that stage singing a song maybe a Bob Marley song in the privacy of our home with an audience of only my wife.
Rushing. When a captain is in a rush it almost always ends poorly. You should never approach anything faster than you want to hit it.
Salty. I love a good peanut especially in the South where they know how to make a good boiled peanut.
Being out on the water is the most freeing experience they will ever have. Meeting new people in the boating community will open their eyes to a whole new world. Pick something to start out with that you are comfortable with. Learn to operate the boat and don't be afraid to ask for help.
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back