Miami, Florida native Clayton Perlman was raised with a love of the ocean. Though he now resides in Monmouth County, New Jersey, he has carried his childhood love of water within him throughout his travels. Clayton Perlman is currently a partner of a full-service marina in Key Point, New Jersey and enjoys boating in his free time along the shore.
Boating is a hobby that, with the proper knowledge and preparation, can be both fulfilling and relaxing. The first step when exploring boating is to determine the proper boat for local water conditions. Flat bottom boats, though less expensive, are difficult to manage in currents and are optimal for calm water conditions. Vee bottom boats provide a smoother ride in rougher waters, but will require greater physical strength to operate and maneuver. Round bottom boats are easier to operate in various types of water conditions when controlled at a slow speed, but often require stabilizers to stay upright.
A popular alternative to these basic boat models is the motorboat, which uses propulsion machinery to power the craft, rather than oars or paddles. Though the motorboat requires less physical labor for the operator, greater knowledge of engines and boat machinery is necessary to manage and maintain the motorboat in a safe manner. When the proper boat is chosen, boating can be a relaxing and exercise-filled hobby. Clayton Perlman fulfills his passion for boating through his work at the marina and his free time spent on the water nearby. Through the marina, he is able to combine his passion into both a business and a hobby.