At least, that's what Ted Conklin thought. As owner of America, a 75-foot Trumpy motoryacht built in 1965, Conklin realized the roll could be enough to put people off. "We charter her rather regularly and I use her personally," Conklin says. "Her home port is Sag Harbor, New York, and when we go into the [Long Island] Sound — or up to Newport — we very often will have a beam sea, and it can, under certain circumstances, be a little bit uncomfortable." Consider also that a boat like America, which also hosts events and dinner cruises, will draw guests who don't have their sea legs.