I live in Puerto Rico about a mile from the beach as the crow flies. I restored my 2002 back in '92 and it still has no rust at all.
The secret is to keep it under a good all-weather cover when you are not using it and to wash it after you use it and before you cover it. Get yourself an air compressor to blow out the water from the nooks and crannies after you wash it and keep it waxed.
It's a bit of work, but well worth it.