Sorry not to share the enthusiasm for the first shot - probably the price I pay for having looked at too many stock catalogues, where this crack at the genre wouldn't rate at all.
As for the second one, I think it's great as b/w and I think it would also do very well indeed as a colour image. I don't for a moment buy into any of the 'other world' ethic; there's pretty little wrong with the real world you illustrate in that second shot. The first is just bleak, grim, cold and impersonal (to me). But then again, I've had a love/hate/envy/too poor relationship with boats since I first saw one. Only thing, I wouldn't allow a pooch aboard; or did you buy him bootees?