Johnny Heineken and Jennifer French were honored Tuesday as US Sailing’s 2012 Rolex Yachtsman and Yachtswoman of the Year at an emotional ceremony at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco.
The Boston Whaler 230 Vantage captured a marine industry innovation award in the category of runabout and fishing craft up to 24 feet at the Miami International Boat Show last week, "showing amazing versatility in a small space defined by innovative seating and quality execution," said judge Jason Wood, senior editor at Power & Motoryacht.
In the superb video below shot by Geoff Mackley, we see in living color the power of the sea and the virtues of a seaworthy boat. A number of lessons are on display here and they should influence your decision making whether you’re selecting your next boat or deciding whether the one you have is up to the expected — or unexpected — conditions.
The Bounty’s skipper, Robin Walbridge, decided to sail across the path of Hurricane Sandy more than a month after a shipwright, citing rot discovered in her frames and planking, questioned the 50-year-old tall ship’s seaworthiness and urged him at a minimum to avoid sailing in rough seas.
The dual console serves today’s time-strapped boaters well, providing a platform for a variety of activities and lots of deck space and seating. Run around inland waterways, bays and rivers with the smaller models, and take the 24-plus-footers offshore.
Two of the leading America’s Cup syndicates launched wingsail AC72 catamarans this week to begin sea trials and training for the Sept. 7-22 Cup finals on San Francisco Bay.
Spanish sailor Javier Sanso was 85 days and 26,000 nautical miles into his non-stop solo sail around the world in the Vendée Globe when he lost his keel and capsized last Sunday. He was about five days from finishing the race in Les Sables d’Olonne, France.
The Coast Guard has determined that the primary cause of a collision between one of its patrol boats and a pleasure boat on San Diego Bay in 2009 was the coxswain’s failure to operate in a safe manner. An 8-year-old boy was killed in the accident.
The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan ship cooperated to rescue four men west of Guadeloupe in the Leeward Islands on Jan. 21 after the men had been lost at sea for six days.
When the Vendée Globe fleet set off Nov. 10 from Les Sables d’Olonne, France, young French sailor François Gabart, 29, was seen as a talented outsider.
Well, it’s a helluva fish story if the photos are real.
Want to track the path of a 16-foot, 3,400-pound great white shark? Navigate to the Ocearch website.
Recent Australian news reports centered on a smartphone video that a family out for a day on the water shot.
Two head-turning boats that will be on display at this year's Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach and the Miami International Boat Show are the Cheoy Lee Alpha 76 Flybridge and Hinckley Talaria 34.
An air-sea rescue of seven airmen stranded on the remote Greenland ice cap in 1942 was shaping up to be another glorious chapter in World War II lore.
This falls into the category of things you “don’t want to try at home,” or beneath your neighborhood dock or pier where a tarpon or two cruise. The “angler” in this video manages to get his hand and forearm into the mouth and perhaps gills of a school-sized tarpon.
The upcoming Miami International Boat Show and Yacht & Brokerage Show in Miami Beach offer an opportunity to see hundreds of new boats. A sea of gleaming gelcoats, brightwork and picture-perfect interior accommodations awaits.
It takes a brazen thief to steal a boat and trailer hooked to a tow vehicle in a fenced-in area with surveillance cameras.
According to press reports, a 40-foot motoryacht was being delivered Saturday on England’s Thames River, which had risen because of heavy rains, prompting high-water warnings from local officials.
Boatbuilders have begun powering larger express cruisers and sport yachts with outboards. Pursuit and Sea Ray are hanging twin high-horsepower 4-strokes on two new boats, marking a shift in boat design and engine installation that goes hand in hand with advances in outboard technology.
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