The more I am thinking about this art thing, the more fascinating it becomes. I know, I know, I have gone maybe too deep here, but this really is fascinating. To me! The transference of function to art. We have touched on this topic regarding William Morris before. Google it. Anyway, if you think about the power of the web, the ability to communicate and share without leaving your home to actually participate in the world. Things like cars, boats and other objects are being rejected by Millennial’s. Even owning a home seems ridiculous to this generation. Why? When you can with a push of a button shop, be picked up, and look at people taking pictures in fantasy ways? So in a way, a boat, yes ALL boats are going to diminish in a need to own, and wood boats, classic cars will emerge as high art. This has been going on in the car universe for years BTW.
It also explains how and why there why a metal row boat is just that, and a Chris Craft Cobra is art. Both were boats, but one had emotion like great art.
So as you enter into this movement, it’s important to see the art in the boat you buy. It will help you sell it, when you are reminded of the fact that it is art and not all that great of a boat after all. And the new market wont want to own the boat, but art? Something to take instagram photos of!
This by the way is in now way intended to be some sort of opinion good or bad on all the Generations. Gen X, Millennial’s and so on. Its reality and the way it works.