I like this picture, it has the feel of an illustration.
I would say the composition is is fine with the boat is in the correct area of the frame.
It's sharp and the colours good.
I like sailing and travel so it's interesting to me.
As regards votes i would say it is a "better" image than others of yours that got more votes.
I'm not sure why it got fewer votes. You posted it on a Sunday morning a time when less of the regular users may not be on line. It also depends in which sub gallery you posted it. Say you put a pic in 'flowers and plants' or even better 'nudes' you would get a lot more people just looking through who would vote if they liked your photo.
Without doubt the people who post images that attract 40 or 60 votes every time will be part of a friendship/vote for vote group. These people's images get votes even when they are just ok or even poor so have little bearing on the quality of the picture.
There are some outstanding photographers here who have a big following but often you can see great photos with only 10 or 20 votes.
In my experience votes do tell me something about how good an image of mine might be, but not always. I don't vote on a persons's photo just because they voted on mine. If you do that your lost.
Good photo anyway, wish I was there,