Traditional boats in good working order are relatively rare. They were never produced on modern assembly lines, and only a few boatwrights still build them. That means they are/were hand-crafted by passionate artisans. And so we like them. Each of ours has its own unique personality, and both were constructed not only with old-school expertise but with love. Of course, with so much rope, they're a lot of fun to sail.
If it's character you're trying to build, it helps to surround yourself with things that exude (charm and) character. That would include not only our boats, but many of the places we visit.
You can use all sorts of boats to go on a sailing expedition. But why settle for something ordinary when something truly exceptional is available?