Originally Posted by Jeff_H
As you are probably starting to see, just as the boat suggestions reflect the personalities of the people making the suggestion, the choice of the perfect boat is heavily dependent on the personality of your characters, and the personality of the sailing masters your character learned from.
Not to mention, the nationality
of the protagonist would likely heavily influence the choice of boat... Assuming a departure from Marseille might indicate he's French, it would not be very likely his choice would be, say, a Bowman, or a Moody, or a Hunter Legend... :-)