From all corners of the globe, boaters are drawn to Palmetto, FL. Not only by the beauty of the Gulf and inland waterways but by favorable currents and steady winds that make this one of the best boating environments anywhere. Our boating lifestyle attracts people of all ages and backgrounds, from international yachters and competitive sailors to seagoing kayakers and Sunday fishermen. We ask some why they love their brand of boating, and what adventures keep them hooked. We also scout out cool marine gadgets, visit a wooden-boat building shop with an ambitious new project and ask an instructor for tips for beginning cruisers. Welcome aboard!