Originally Posted by BandB
To us boats are dual purpose. First, they're boats and we love being on them, moving across water. Whether it's a lake, river, or ocean, we love it. Second they are vacation homes. Not one vacation home in the same place all the time. But one day here and the next day there.
Now we could fly everywhere and stay in hotels, but that's no fun for us. Goes back to part one. We love boating.
You make an excellent point.
If I'm in a hurry to get somewhere, I'll drive or take a plane. Otherwise, it's about the journey as much or sometimes more, than the destination.
My wife and I were talking about this the other day, and she asked me if I was still interested in looking for a condo on the beach?
I told her yes, but realistically we probably can't afford both a condo and a trawler style boat, so I'd prefer the boat.
When she asked why, I said, it's simple.
After a while, the view from a condo may become routine, and if you have crappy neighbors you're stuck with them.
If you can afford to have vacation homes in various parts of the country (not a time share, thanks), then great, and most of that argument becomes moot. For most that's simply not an option.
With a boat, if you don't care for the view, the neighbors or the weather, you haul in the lines and change them!