If you are a woman who REALLY loves boating, and are somewhat obsessed with the boating lifestyle, then you just might be a BoatanistaIt’s not the trademark. Or the boat with the name on the back. Or the colorful logo featuring waves and an oversized anchor.
I am the “Boatanista” for one reason. It is in my DNA.
I was a boater before I could walk. When other kids were riding tricycles I was learning to ski. I could handle a trailer before I had a driver’s license. As the only child of two professional water skiers, I learned boating skills at a young age.
There was never a question of whether I could do it; it was only a matter of how long it would take me to master a new task. I grew up believing women were fully capable of driving a boat and handling a trailer. In fact, I am a big advocate for women in boating and believe that boating is no longer a man’s domain.
Thirty years after buying my first boat, my enthusiasm for being out on the water has not diminished. In fact, it has grown. My passion for boating has earned me the title of the Boatanista.
Do you have what it takes to be a Boatanista?
If you are a woman who loves boating – REALLY loves boating – then you just might be a Boatanista too.
Boatanistas are obsessed with boating. They are so into boating it takes over every aspect of their life. They defy gender stereotypes when it comes to boat handling or maintenance.
Here are some clues you might be a Boatanista:
You might be a Boatanista if… your engine cover has your name written in pink!
You might be a Boatanista if . . . you registered for your wedding at West Marine.
You might be a Boatanista if… you know what an IAC valve is, and you know how to fix it!!
You might be a Boatanista if . . . you tie off your garbage bags in a bowline knot.
You might be a Boatanista if . . . every morning when you arrive to work you ask the receptionist for permission to climb aboard.
You might be a Boatanista if . . . you use restaurant leftovers for bait.
You might be a Boatanista if . . . you plan your day around high tide.
You might be a Boatanista if . . . the dating website you joined is trying to hook you up with Popeye.
You might be a Boatanista if . . . someone says you were “three sheets to the wind” and you had not been drinking; you simply lost control of the sail ropes.
You might be a Boatanista if . . . you always root for Navy even though your father and brother went to West Point.
You might be a Boatanista if . . . the dock manager asks to see to the captain and you say, “You’re looking at her.”
You might be a Boatanista if . . . your cats are named Barnacle, Bouy, and your Dog is Matey!
(Or your obsession for your dog & your boat is apparent with paw prints)
Do any of these things sound like you or someone you know? Well then you might just be a Boatanista too!
Share or tag a friend that you think may be a Boatanista! Or leave a comment below sharing why you think you are a woman obsessed with boating.