Boaters plan to ride out Hurricane Irma on boats in Fort Myers

Posted at 9:19 PM, Sep 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-09 21:43:42-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- It's generally considered dangerous to attempt to ride out a major storm in a boat.  But a look around the Fort Myers Yacht Basin Saturday evening revealed several boat owners remaining on board.

We even talked to one man who plans to stay aboard throughout Hurricane Irma.

We asked the brave mariner how he  plans to deal with a potential 10-foot storm surge.  "My boat floats...I'm going to be on top of it."

He says he feels like the boat is in too well a protected area for there to be any problems.

Our crew tried to convince the boater that it could be a very dangerous storm, but nothing convinced the man to find safer structure.