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VIDEO: Rest in pieces

It appears there won’t be a graceful exit for what was an elegant 70-foot steel-hulled motoryacht.

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VIDEO: The age of sail

Feeling nostalgic for the adventures that “progress” has eliminated? So are we.

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VIDEO: Rescuer at risk

A towboat captain and his three-legged dog were responding to a call on the protected waters of Texas’ Matagorda Bay on Sunday when a storm swept through and kicked up 20-knot winds and a 4-foot chop.

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VIDEO: Abridged passage

The skipper of a Princess V57 thought the yacht could clear the stone-arched Richmond Bridge on London’s Thames River.

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VIDEO: Ocean extreme

The raw power of a storm at sea is something that only few experience first-hand. However, talented filmmakers can transport the rest of us into the heart of the beast.

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VIDEO: Surfing on a river

Every winter on the North Shore of the Hawaiian island of Oahu, high surf dams the Waimea River mouth with sand and heavy rains flood the valley.

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VIDEO: Hard water sailing

There has been plenty of grumbling about the endless winter a good portion of the United States has endured, but you’ll hear no complaints from the iceboating tribe.

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VIDEO: Practice makes perfect

The Coast Guard’s reputation for fast, efficient, safe rescues is not earned without a lot of hard work behind the scenes.

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VIDEO: Dolphins via drone

Radio-controlled, camera-equipped drones have been used to record everything from the Costa Concordia wreck to the view over Niagara Falls.

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VIDEO: Sailor daredevil

British sailor Alex Thomson has a reputation for taking risks, whether sailing solo around the globe or using his boat as a platform for stunts.

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VIDEO: Swallowed by Jaws

Pe‘ahi, on the north shore of the Hawaiian island Maui, earned its nickname “Jaws” for having some of the largest surf in the world.

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VIDEO: Waterfront dining

“Consider the subtleness of the sea,” Melville advised us in “Moby Dick.” But more than a few diners in Southern California would beg to differ with his characterization.

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VIDEO: Whale's tail was no tale

A young Canadian woman on a whale-watching boat off Mexico had a close encounter with nature in the form of a slap in the face.

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VIDEO: Coming-out party

Yacht owners tend to be a discriminating crowd — and a restless one.

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VIDEO: 'Everything stowed'

The open ocean has a way of making even a big boat look small — especially in a storm blowing 85 knots and kicking up 50-foot seas.

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VIDEO: Crew overboard!

We found this video on Vimeo, apparently filmed on Spain’s Basque coast this month, showing a sailboat with seven aboard attempting to enter a narrow channel into the port of Zumaia.

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VIDEO: Last stop

“Love, exciting and new … Come aboard. We're expecting you” won’t have the same bouncy, happy ring it used to after you see photos of the poor Princess of the Pacific, otherwise known as the Love Boat, being towed to the wrecker’s yard in Turkey last August.

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VIDEO: Good or lucky?

Even a seasoned pro can be forgiven for a less-than-graceful approach to the dock under tough conditions. And then there’s this guy, who frankly just makes most of us look bad, right before we stand up and applaud.

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VIDEO: Can't wait to get back on the boat?

The winter storm cycle for much of the country has left us feeling as if we’re stuck in the movie “Groundhog Day,” with none of the fun of Bill Murray’s company to leaven these gray days. One storm finishes and another one begins.

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VIDEO: Mud runners

Running a boat in shallow water is a challenge. Running a boat without any water is impressive.

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