Boating Must-Haves. Or Are They?

What do you expect out of your perfect boat? I’ve come to realize that the features I feel are must-haves are quite different than what my boyfriend feels are must-haves, or even wants!

Seating:
I prefer bench seating so I can chat with my friends and be social – and a table in the center makes entertaining that much better! My boyfriend likes the large, spacious captain’s chairs so he can stretch out with a cold drink in his personal cup holder. And I agree with my boyfriend that we don’t need upholstered seats, but cushions are a must! As long as we can rinse them and they don’t mildew, we are in agreement.

Electronics:
Simply put, I couldn’t care less. And he couldn’t care more. Doesn’t he want to enjoy the quiet lull of the waves and the sounds of nature? No, he’d prefer a Bose system, decked out with surround sound, GPS navigation and fish finders.

Appliances:
Is there a fridge? A cooler? He’s happy. I, on the other hand, need a fully-equipped kitchen so I can whip up food for entertaining guests on the water! A fridge and cooler are must-haves, of course, but so is everything else! We can’t live on chips and dip for every trip!

I could go on forever – but I’d rather hear what other folks out there consider must-haves. Am I way off?! All I’m really asking for is leather bench seating and a kitchen! And a swim ladder is always a plus…

Comments

  1. you wrote:

    Simply put, I couldn’t care less. And he couldn’t care more. Doesn’t he want to enjoy the quiet lull of the waves and the sounds of nature? No, he’d prefer a Bose system, decked out with surround sound, GPS navigation and fish finders.

    LOL. This describes my experience perfectly. If I want my husband to get into anything at all, it has to come with lots of gear, preferably electronic!

  2. Steve S. says:

    Sounds like home, but if you can work out the seating, it sounds like an good compromise :). He wants the electronics and gadgets, and can live off of chips and dip. You can’t, so you get a kitchen. And you can always make him turn the stereo off! Just need to find yourself a boat with a nice kitchen, a large helm, a convertible sun lounger and lots of buttons and flashy lights! They’re out there.

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