Women often take a secondary role when it comes to purchasing and captaining a boat. Even with supportive partners, we question ourselves and our abilities to navigate boat ownership and maintenance. We listen to that little voice of doubt thereby limiting our participation to a support role. But we can captain a boat in 12 foot seas. We can fix a broken head in the middle of a weekend excursion. We can make it back to the dock when the steering fails. It's not the technical knowledge that limits us - it's our belief in our abilities.
Tammy Anstett has worked in the marine industry for over 10 years. She represents over 30 manufacturers of boat parts including critical component systems like steering and pumps. Over the last 25 years she has also acted as a speaker on technical topics in industries like Standby Power, Industrial Systems, HVAC and IT Integrations, and Airport Compliancy. She believes there is room for all women in traditionally male-dominated industries as gender plays no role in a person's competency level to handle technical systems and issues. She has been an outspoken advocate of increasing women's participation in all levels of the boating world.