Please don't interpret the lack of responses to your plea as being ignored.
I live in Annapolis, but your query was directed at steel
yacht owners here. I can tell you they are practically non-existent. Having sailed out of here for about 40 years, I suspect I could count the number of steel yachts with a local hailing port on the stern on the fingers of one hand. I've seen quite a few world cruisers passing through with foreign registration
, but not local steel boats.
The vast majority of the boat owners here do all or nearly all of their sailing on the friendly waters of the Chesapeake Bay
with its mud and sand bottoms and have no need for strength beyond what fiberglass
provides. Not at all like the European yacht population.