I've seen many boats where the constant wire is not wired directly to the battery. I suspect a little of it is DIY and not understanding what that wire is for, and some (like myself) don't want any direct draw off of the batteries.
For me, part of it is I know what channels are in my normal area. However, it's also a boat and it travels. I'm frequently not within range of my normal channels anyway. I also listen to a lot of Pandora and SiriusXM. manually switching channels isn't a big deal to me.
Heck I grew up having to get up, walk across the room and 'ka-chunk, ka-chunk' the dial to change the tv channel.