Just a few years back when bigger was the fashion I identified a malady particular to boaters that I called the Sausage Syndrome — the symptoms were unmistakable. Sufferers were incapable of recognizing a vessel’s real value in terms of outfitting and quality. They were fixated on length overall, and the more feet or meters they could pile on, the better. It appeared a pandemic was brewing, and industry pundits dismissed my practical prescription (below) as builders focused on supersizing everything from sport-fishermen to lobster yachts — lengths surged. Just when a 100-foot bowrider was seeming to make sense the fever broke, but it was too late. Anchorages and marinas were already jammed pulpit to platform with enough LOA to reach the moon and back.