I've owned a white Achilles for seven years and it definitely ages to an offwhite pretty quickly, but I would say it gets much less hot in the tropics than the typical grey boat
. I imagine that the cooler temperatures it endures are good for longevity. Makes it easier to spot at the dinghy dock
too. I've seen some nice Coast Guard orange ones that are visible a mile away--probably make a much better lifeboat, that's for sure, and something that looks different is much less likely to get stolen.