Boats are a fine part of any man's retirement. They give us something to do, offer us new places to see and keep us active mind, body and spirit. We in turn need to care for our boats. Repair and maintenance, proper crewing and proper financing including boat insurance are all things that we need to do to keep our boats safe.
Everyone needs something to do. When we retire far too many of us lose our will to keep striving. All of us, need to feel needed, we need to feel like we are doing something worthwhile. For women, this is often simply continuation of home life and domestic tranquility that made up most of their lives.
Men on other hand live their lives with a goal. We work for fifty or more years striving to bring home bacon. Having a goal in front of us is necessary for our psyche. Many men simply die after retiring because they have nothing to do.
Having a boat gives a man something to do. Keeping it in good repair, learning skills needed to keep it sailing smoothly and keeping track of finances including things like boat insurance keeps them sharp.
A boat can take you places you have never been before and no two sunrises are same at sea. You will travel to new places and meet new people, something that will keep anyone young at heart.