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Buying a Boat During These Current Times

Published March 27th, 2020 by Bernardo


There are many ways in which people are dealing with the corona virus. For some, social distancing means getting on the water.  If your happy place is on the water, then Nautical Ventures has your prescription for a fun day out.

In fact, happiness is directly linked to water and boating is the best way to experience these health benefits. To better understand this link, Dr. Wallace J. Nichols, a marine biologist and author of Blue Mind, the bestselling book on the scientific connection between water and happiness, emphasizes that research has shown people experience emotional, behavioral and psychological benefits being near, in, or under water, and while participating in activities like boating.

Despite the fear, anxiety and uncertainty that has been created around the coronavirus, like with all things in life, this will pass and the market will recover. And while we all wait, there are several reasons to consider a boat now -- not that it was ever a bad idea.

Let’s face it, no one needs a boat. But let’s be honest, most people want one. When the stock market drops, that presents a buying opportunity for those savvy enough to buy low. The same holds true for other hi-ticket items such as cars, RV’s, motorcycles, and, of course, boats. And for those who make these decisions with their social compass, buying a boat is good for the economy. The recreational boating industry contributes on average $38 billion dollars to the GNP, and employs almost 5 million people. Every boat sale helps to fuel the economy and can save an entire factory, business or family. It is a philanthropic act, and less of a self-indulgent one – especially in a crisis like this.

Nautical Ventures shares your concerns over today’s current events. As a company, we’ve taken all the precautionary measures, as prescribed by the CDC, state and local government orders, to mitigate the spread of this virus within our control. Furthermore, we all need to be taking the recommended precautions while also taking care of those who need help.

If your plans in dealing with social distancing includes quality family time on the water, let Nautical Ventures help you reach your happy place.

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