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Re: What I learned at the Annapolis Boat Show
I think the successful manufacturers are extremely competent about identifying what their customers want - cabins like condos. As long as I have been attending boatshows I've noticed that when people go onboard they head directly below decks.
I always checked out the deck, rig etc. first and had it pretty much to myself while it was always SRO below.
People seem to want all the comforts of home, even for a weekend on board.
I (and it appears lots, if not most of the people here) want to SAIL and get away from cellphone ring tones, newzak and all the other "comforts" of life.
On the other hand, if spending extended periods onboard, or living aboard, the new boats DO have an appeal.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.