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VIDEO: Grace in motion

It wouldn’t be hard to find a boater who considers seagulls the bane of his existence. We all know what they can do to a nice clean deck.

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VIDEO: Balancing act

Commercial shipping can be a tough way to earn a living. Plowing through massive seas while balancing tons of cargo on the deck of a small floating city isn’t an easy gig.

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VIDEO: Plucky teen aids rescue

A 12-year-old girl proved her mettle as a mate when she found herself among 15 people — most of them with disabilities — aboard a grounded pontoon boat with a closing window of time for a safe rescue.

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VIDEO: Waterjet set

There has never been a better time to be an adrenaline junkie on the water. From the inventor of the Flyboard — a waterjet device that allows users to “fly” over and under water via special propulsion boots — comes the Hoverboard.

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VIDEO: Almost skewered

We have a little something for the sailors today — specifically, competitive racing at its best and worst.

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VIDEO: Fireworks turn tragic

For the second time in two years, a Fourth of July fireworks show viewed by a flotilla of boaters has led to tragedy, after four people died and several were injured in a three-boat collision off Miami on Friday.

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VIDEO: Boating blunders

Happy Fourth of July! We thought we’d honor the holiday with a few boating blunders we found online.

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VIDEO: Broken boat

Lockyer Power Fest is an annual weekend of powerboat racing on a lake in Brisbane, Australia. Big crowds gather to watch small boats with lots of horsepower rip around a course.

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VIDEO: Stranger than fiction

It was a bizarre day in Newport Beach, California, when a man stole an 80-foot yacht and nearly made a clean getaway, though he ran onto a breakwall, raided the yacht’s liquor cabinet and ran out of fuel.

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VIDEO: Lightning strike

The morning of June 10 was stormy for the second day of the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament, off Newport, North Carolina.

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VIDEO: Added attraction

Scuttling old warships and commercial ships for the purpose of creating artificial reefs and underwater diving parks is done in Australia and in the Florida Keys.

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VIDEO: Morocco to Manhattan

A South African couple intent on visiting New York City made the trip the hard way — rowing almost 6,700 miles over six months.

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VIDEO: Too chummy

Tourists pay good money for a close-up look at a great white shark, but a group of boaters recently got a free show when a 16-footer poached a chum bag that was hanging over the side of their boat.

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VIDEO: Inferno in the yard

A 112-foot steel-hulled yacht valued at $24 million was gutted by fire in a California boatyard last week — and a quick-thinking captain with a remote-controlled quadcopter captured the inferno from the air.

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VIDEO: Dog overboard

Jack Russell Terriers are excitable, energetic little dogs, and this pup is no different, scooting back and forth across the top cushion of the transom seat. Like a dog with his head out the window of a moving car, he’s clearly enjoying the ride.

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Must the captain go down with the ship?

The notion of a captain going down with the ship is well known, but what's the legal consequence if he or she does not? Are civil, criminal or professional penalties meted out to the ship's master who scoots and leaves passengers and crew fending for themselves? It's a ripe query, considering the reports of late where captains allegedly left the watery scene without so much as a goodbye.

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VIDEO: Outboard evolution

When 4-stroke outboards entered the market more than a decade ago, venerable 2-stroke technology seemed to be riding into the sunset. Evinrude is about to turn that notion on its head with the introduction of a 2-stroke unlike anything you’ve seen.

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VIDEO: Beaver vs. kayaker

A New York man was simply looking for a quiet kayak paddle when he was attacked by an angry beaver, of all things.

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VIDEO: Bimini summer

Give a group of young adults access to a few nice boats and a waterproof GoPro video camera mounted on a remote-controlled quadcopter and let them loose on the waters off Bimini in the Bahamas.

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VIDEO: Begging for baitfish

What better way to cap off a good day of fishing off Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, than a face-to-face meeting with a large marine mammal?

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