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News: The Reason for Yachting

July 19, 2009 by john
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According to an interesting survey carried out by the Italian company Ucina-Ispo the top 4 reasons for yachting are:

1. Freedom – 42%
2. Adventure – 35%
3. Passion – 31%
4. Status 25%

Those were the answers of 67% of respondents (the percentage rises to 93% among yachties (people who own a boat or at least go cruising on a regular basis), while 25% considers boats as a status symbol.

Freedom (42%), adventure (35%), passion (31%) are the three core motivations of those who love cruising and boating, according to a recent survey carried out by Ucina-Ispo on the Italians’ attitude towards the sea and boating.

Among yachties, 49% said they are willing to use their boat more often in the next twelve months. To make their dream of enjoying a boat come true, 16% of Italians has chosen shared ownership, 3% leasing.

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