I don't have it on the boat, but I love it in my car. If you can't find some tunes you want to listen to, you can switch it to sports, news, or comedy. Me and my buddy were going to lunch that first day we bombed Bagdad and I put it on CNN. We heard several minutes of the intense bombing live on the radio - that was eerie, but cool!
I think I've read on here where people are able to mount the antenna hidden out of the way on their boat. Apparently, fiberglass doesn't block the signal. You might want to verify that in case I misread it.