If there is one word that could describe why we take to the water in boats, perhaps it is “escape.” We use our boats to escape from the rigors of the workaday world; we use them to escape the bounds of familiar surroundings; we use them to escape from the ordinary patterns of our lives. They transport us away from things and to things.
Traveling far and wide is quite appealing, but what to do in case of a medical emergency? A number of superyachts have onboard hospitals and a full-time physician traveling with guests and crew. Realistically, most people do not have these kinds of resources available aboard their yachts.