Your boat is your own sovereign territory in the middle of the ocean. You fall under no control of any country (well almost). You are truly independent. I like going out on the water and be free. It is probably as free as you can get in today's world. You can turn on some music as loud as you want and do what you want and you do not bother anyone. You can be one with the sea birds and water life in an environment that has changed little over millions of years. You also learn how fragile the ocean is, and try to find ways to save it for future generations.