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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

At the risk of resurrecting an old post, but one which I've enjoyed reading again over the years, I would like to make an observation and see if I can get consensus because I will be the keynote speaker at a women's sailing event at my club in a few weeks. I have been trying to find demographics about the number of women sailors out there and how many (married or single) own their boat. What I have found is that there are about 16 million boats, though only 12 million of which are registered, and about 87.3 million adults who participate in recreational boating. Of these totals, 1.5 million (~9%) are sailboats and a survey from the Northeast found 90% of recreational boating participants are male. So the best estimates I can come up with is that 8.7 million women in the U.S. participate in some form of recreational boating, with almost 800,000 involved in sailing. If this thread is any indication, then somewhere between 10 and 15% of sailboat owners are female, which is around 150,000 to 225,000 women. Would anyone care to give some feedback on my assumptions here?

Any other interesting tidbits that might be useful for my presentation would also be appreciated. Its theme is about overcoming fear and achieving your goals, which in this case is skippering one's own boat, whether they own it or not, or whether they're partnered or not.

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Any other interesting tidbits that might be useful for my presentation would also be appreciated. Its theme is about overcoming fear and achieving your goals, which in this case is skippering one's own boat, whether they own it or not, or whether they're partnered or not.

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one less boat owned by a woman....whoot--sold my ericson finally, which means my final bottom line has come in at 4650 usd for a formos 41 purchase, as the deal was essentially was a boat trade...lol.... win.
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Wow - that's as close to free as makes no difference - for a pirate ship in paradise.

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Re: How many women here own their own boat?

This will be a quick reply, I'll reply again when I have more time to offer a thoughtful response. LOVE all the data you present, and also that you bring it with the disclaimer suggesting the difficulty in getting accurate data. That said, one criteria not mentioned was those boats that are owned jointly among partners, married or not; but who might register the boat, for "convenience," arguably in the man's name. I think that skews the data.
Also, what I see among couples is the division of labor which is a consideration. I won't offer examples right now, because different couples divide the activities involved in sailing differently. Our yacht club only opened up membership to women about 15 years ago, and we had our first woman commodore 13 years ago. It would be interesting to survey yacht clubs regarding the number of members who are women who "own" or skipper their own boats,
My husband's mother purchased and sailed her own boat in about 1965.
I think it's much more common than might be assumed.
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... That said, one criteria not mentioned was those boats that are owned jointly among partners, married or not; but who might register the boat, for "convenience," arguably in the man's name. I think that skews the data.
This is a good point. Our boat is jointly owned by me and my partner. She is as much the owner, master and captain as I.

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