Welcome to Patriyachtic!
We are so happy you are here! Patriyachtic is a port-of-call for like-minded folks – people who love boats and who love America. Yup, that’s our mantra: #LoveBoatsLoveAmerica!
If you daydream about cocktail cruises on the Intracoastal Waterway, dramatic sunsets on Memorial Day, extreme racing a la the America’s Cup (Go, Team USA!) or dangling your toes from a dock in Destin with fireworks overhead, you’re Patriyachtic. I am Libby O’Malley, founder of Patriyachtic, and I look forward to sharing our mutual love of boats and America.
My love for the water began at age 13 at summer camp when I first scampered to the high side of a 19’ Flying Scot in a full wind. My love for this country began earlier. My father was a Navy pilot, and the old black and white photos of ships at sea, handsome men in dress whites, gold stars and blue pea coats became intertwined in my DNA. I love this country and I love to be on the water. Millions of Americans share these two great loves of my life. They’re patriotic with a bit of yacht thrown in… PatriYACHTic!
When I bought my first boat (from a Navy lieutenant, of course!), a 16’ Com-Pac, I christened her Patriyachtic. That boat, bedecked in red, white and blue from bow to stern garnered a lot of “Wow, great boat, great name!” comments. One day while sailing in San Diego Bay after I’d shared the story of the boat’s name, a good friend aboard suggested that I build a website highlighting my love of the sea and America. The light bulb clicked on. Patriyachtic, the lifestyle brand, was born. It was July 4, 2012.
It took me a while to figure out exactly what I wanted Patriyachtic to be, and that finally happened in 2016. We did a lot of product experimentation that year and then officially set sail in 2017, the same time that I moved to Morehead City, NC --- where I'd first learned to sail on that Flying Scot years before! Patriyachtic -- the brand for people who love boats and who love America -- has been a long time coming. I hope you like what we’ve become and hope you will share your thoughts on where we’re going!
Patriyachtic offers classic, yet contemporary, nautically-inspired style for your boat, your home, and your wardrobe. Our products are 100% Made in America. They are unique, sturdy, and fun. They’re for people who love boats and who love America. I hope you’ll drop anchor with us often!
Patriotically, nautically yours,
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