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.
The story of the epic sea battle between the ironclad ships the USS Monitor and CSS Virginia (the former USS Merrimack) during the Civil War has fascinated history buffs for generations.
The solo sailors in the Vendée Globe continue their non-stop sprint around the globe, with the race leaders rounding Cape Horn on Day 51 of what is considered the world’s toughest yacht race.
In the next issue of Soundings, meet Capt. Paul Spencer, the founder of Spencer Yachts, builder of high-quality and fast sportfishing boats.
The 260-foot superyacht previously owned by former Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is free to set sail now that a multimillion-dollar dispute with the boat’s designer was recently settled.
Our Dispatches e-newsletter often delivers news of accidents — capsizes, sinkings, search-and-rescue missions. Sometimes they are the result of the forces of nature or an equipment failure; sometimes they are the result of questionable seamanship skills.
Fiscal cliff be damned. The super-rich aren’t about to forgo the luxury lifestyle they’ve earned, even in trying economic times.
Transiting an inlet with a good sea running requires experience, timing and the right touch on the throttles.
There is an art and a science to launching boats — of all sizes. And a good dose of common sense and experience. As you’ll see in this video, the best laid plans of those doing the splashing (and retrieving) sometimes go astray.
Just how close do you want to get to Mother Nature, especially when she is in the form of a humpback whale?
A cooler turned out to be a lifesaver for two brothers who spent seven hours in the water Monday without life jackets off Key Biscayne, Fla.
The supercarrier USS Kitty Hawk, launched in 1960, was 1,068 feet with a 282-foot beam and a 38-foot draft that displaced 81,985 long tons fully loaded.
The Vendee Globe, a quadrennial solo non-stop race around the globe, is touted as the "world’s toughest ocean race," and the 2012-13 edition is living up to that reputation.
As the Coast Guard continues its investigation into the Oct. 29 sinking of the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy, questions are still being raised about the loss, which claimed two lives.
While tens of thousands of homes remain without power on New York’s Long Island more than two weeks after Hurricane Sandy pummeled the Northeast, Active Interest Media’s Marine Group is working with a local New York restaurant to provide Thanksgiving dinner to people in need.
Amid the damage Hurricane Sandy caused was a loss that the human suffering and billions of dollars in shoreside destruction overshadowed.
The scene played out on the Irish Sea off Ireland’s northeast coast. As the commercial fishing trawler Snowdonia rapidly sinks, the passing trawler Tribute rushes to the crew’s aid.
The Coast Guard continued its search Thursday for the captain of the HMS Bounty, which sank Monday off North Carolina in heavy seas from Hurricane Sandy.
The images of Superstorm Sandy’s destruction have dominated the media this week, and with good reason.
Two crewmembers aboard a tugboat in Portsmouth, N.H., barely had enough time to jump ship Wednesday as the sinking vessel became pinned against a barge.
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