Do you really want a pair of thousand dollar binoculars to use in a waterfowl situation?
Mud, rain, snow, salt spray, water sloshing in the bottom of the boat, dog shaking off.
Seriously, do you want to worry when your buddy asks to use them "for a second"? Do you refuse to let anyone touch them?
Do you set them down on a seat in the boat or are you always covering up with the lens caps one second after looking through them?
Those high dollar binoculars can take it, but are you going to dare ask them to take it?
Buy a $50 pair of 10x50.