The Truth About Harbors

“We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like.” – Dave Ramsey

San Diego Bay

Beautiful. Exciting. And a little ritzy, admittedly. The ocean breeze has been a place I’ve recognized as home for years. I love going to the USS Midway, Coronado Island, and Little Italy. One of the most interesting activities to do is admire the gorgeous yachts that are harbored there. Even the ‘small’ boats are big and the names are always intriguing. But the true tragedy of it all is that even on the most alluring of days (which are most days of the year in San Diego) and in the best conditions, the docks are full of expensive yachts that hardly ever see the sea.

Too often do we buy things to impress others who don’t care in the slightest. But what about the things people get because they truly enjoy the time spent with them. Being out on the water is a favorite pastime of many; a majority of the yacht-buying market probably have the best of intentions. But when you have money and no time… how can you enjoy any of the things money can buy? What is a boat really worth when it is a sitting duck?

Don’t give up on your dreams, even the one of buying an exquisite yacht. But make sure you have also made the time to reap the rewards of your efforts. Don’t be the rich guy who buys a yacht to serve as nothing more than a dinner party boast and a collection of barnacles on a barge. Instead, be the person who has the option to buy the yacht. And if you do, have the time to enjoy it.

– Jenni


4 Comments on “The Truth About Harbors

  1. I sailed in and out of San Diego twice, although I am moored further north – in Newport.

    I have a 29-foot Erickson sloop. Small enough to single-hand; large enough for friends.

    Hardly a yacht.

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