The smaller convertible fishboat faces a serious competitor these days in the big, outboard-powered center consoles. They use less fuel, they're faster and they're less expensive than their inboard-powered brethren.
“On some occasions it was so bad I stood by the hatchway in my oilskins and wondered how much more she would take.” — Sir Alec Rose
What started as a relaxing evening cruise turned into a life-or-death rescue with two men, their wives and two dogs teetering at the edge of a waterfall.
In 1984, a year after the deadly capsize and sinking of the 605-foot ship Marine Electric in a winter storm, Congress directed the Coast Guard to “establish a helicopter rescue swimming program for the purpose of training selected Coast Guard personnel in rescue swimming skills.”
Five-time Olympic sailing medalist Sir Ben Ainslie paid a poignant tribute to Andrew “Bart” Simpson, who died in an America’s Cup training accident on San Francisco Bay, at his longtime friend’s funeral last Friday in his hometown of Sherborne in Dorset, England.
I’ll be writing a short piece on this gem of a boat for the August issue of Soundings. It’s a Calypso Classic 23.
The fishing had been quiet all day, lucky angler Michael Eisele said of his getaway trip off the Norwegian island of Sørøya.
The largest gathering of boardsailors in the world congregates each May off Gruissan, France, for an event that has to be seen to be believed.
The captain responsible for creating the most expensive maritime salvage operation in history will stand trial for the Costa Concordia shipwreck and faces 20 years in jail, an Italian judge ruled Wednesday.
The Coast Guard says it has a hand in saving thousands of lives each year. Some of those it rescues are more grateful — or at least more demonstrative in showing their gratitude — than most.
You’d think Coast Guard search-and-rescue crews have seen just about everything, but the case of Petty Officer 1st Class Russell Matthews was a new one.
Persistence in pursuing a dream is important to Trevor Wilson, a 72-year-old British author and sailor who apparently has a solo sail across the Atlantic Ocean on his bucket list.
There might have been a dry mouth or two among the crew of this commercial fishing boat as it jogged into big, foaming seas and gale conditions in the North Atlantic.
Tangle with Fane Lozman at your own risk. The city of Riviera Beach, Fla., did in a case that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Two-time British Olympic medalist Andrew “Bart” Simpson died Thursday when the Swedish America’s Cup syndicate Artemis Racing’s AC72 catamaran capsized, trapping him under the boat, while training on San Francisco Bay for this summer’s racing.
For 20th wedding anniversaries, it doesn’t get much better.
Few motoryachts qualify as an icon of American history more than Honey Fitz, the former presidential yacht now fully restored and afloat again.
Talk about promoting your product. Bohnenkamp’s Whitewater Customs, an aluminum-boat builder in Meridian, Idaho, ran two of its 26-foot jetboats through a 3-mile stretch of rapids on the Niagara River.
The Coast Guard is asking for help in identifying a person who has made more than a dozen false mayday calls in the last three years from the same general area of Midcoast Maine.
For 41 years, Mike Muessel has operated Oldport Marine in Newport, R.I., specializing in diesel repowering and repairs. His diverse business also builds the Oldport 26 — a single-diesel open powerboat for its launch service. Oldport has completed hundreds of repowers on boats (power and sail) up to 60 feet.
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