Anyone can board a boat and become a seasoned sailor, skipper, or even a captain, but not everyone can be exceptional doing the job. There are certain qualities that can make a boater a good boater; a good boater strives to be compassionate and calm no matter what circumstances they may be. Their skills are not only constrained to themselves but it tends to influence and inspire everyone on board their ship.
As no one is perfect, one of the most applaud quality of a good boater is how they readily communicate their expectations and they never underestimate the power of Mother Nature when going ashore. For larger boat and ship, a boater or a captain, need to be more hands-on and set an example to their crew. They are compassionate to the total well-being of the crew and supervise their ship, ensuring a positive work environment. Here are some of the common traits and qualities of a good boater.
Able to communicate with their fellow boater effectively
A boater, no matter how small needs to have an essential quality of leadership. They can think strategically and maximize the efficiency of the crew. They can command the ship while motivating their crew.
They prioritize teamwork
A good boater is fully committed to ensuring a good working harmony of his crew. As no sailor can function alone on his own, it requires teamwork to accomplish their task and ensure safety at all times. For a larger boat, work is divided equally to the crew as they work collectively for the safety of their journey.
Great decision maker
Most people may find themselves hard to take daily decisions; whether going for a pizza or a Chinese takeout. But for a boater, this is one of the most important skills they need to possess. A good boater should be able to take decisions fast because the safety and their lives depend on it. One wrong decision or slight miscalculations in the route can run them aground or worse they might also collide with other boats within the area.
Must be disciplined
Discipline is required to every job, but a good boater lives and breathes discipline from the time they wake up and even at the most convenient times. A good boater knows how to work as per the rules and regulations. For larger ship, the captain should set an example for their crew, as they command people in all walks of life and discipline is one of the most universal skills that bring respect.