Discussion in 'Broward Yacht' started by drb, Oct 22, 2013.
Where does the old saying, "I ain't a coward, I run a Broward" come from and what does it refer to?
Looks like it came from here:
Broward motoryachts. Most Browards were extended sometimes even 3 times, and in a following sea they well surfed themselves any which way.....the most famous one I've heard was..... "Don't be a coward, go to sea on a Broward".
Broward's weren't the most sea-worthy ride compared to their Dutch counterparts of the era, but they were good for their intended purpose and price point. They were attractive boats with a good name and while there are certainly better choices for big blue water, a Broward is just fine for emerald green.
Nobody that goes to sea is a coward. Initially!
Hmm, some goes to sea to escape the real world, pussy out sort of..
A lady I once knew was shopping, looked at Broward and was turned off because it only had one anchor. It was actually very astute reasoning although I don't think she understood the significance. Many times the little things are a tip off, like cleat placement, door locks, only one anchor, etc. If a manufacturer cuts corners on little things an amateur can pick up on you'll generally find that they've cut corners on big things they can't. I won't mention the boat she bought, but her sistership was very well known back in the mid-90's. The locals who cruise millionaire's row in Lauderdale would see her yachts docked next to her prime location home.
Browards were very pretty boats, and good doing what they were designed for, but tended to be bought by people more impressed by their looks than their sea-keeping abilities. Hense the extensions mentioned earlier.