Why be a yachtie? There are as many reasons as there are people working on boats (or for those who can’t let go; ever did work on one). Herewith a quick cross-sample of just why people get onboard, stay onboard, and never stop talking about it. Select as applicable.
- The ‘trickle’ in ‘trickle-down economics. I turn billionaires back into millionaires. Really happy, tanned ones.
- My doctor told me that as there is currently no known cure for OCD the only place I might find peace would be in the military or on a yacht. And I have asthma.
- I’ve always loved the water but surf instructors don’t get paid shit.
- ‘You can’t start a fire, you can’t start a fire without a spark. This gun’s for hire even if we’re just dancing in the dark.’
-Bruce Springsteen, Dancing In The Dark-
- I have a little kid, a wife, a very specialized set of skills gained while not giving a shit about the future, and diapers don’t pay for themselves.
- This was the nicest place I could find to:
a) Run away from my mother
c) Make money without first going into (much) debt
d) Just take it all in
- Divorces don’t pay for themselves. So I’m financing my problems with the cause. Got a problem with that?
- I’m an adrenaline junkie with a yachtie habit. BASE jumps, heli-skiing, moderately large wave surfing, shark diving, running with the bulls, insurance-coverage-for-madness and Go-Pros don’t pay for themselves.
- I met a hot girl. I met a hot guy. I met a hot girl and a hot guy.
- Do I have to have a reason?