Transiting a tricky inlet is among the biggest challenges of boating.
It probably seemed like a good idea at the time, but that doesn’t mean it was.
Two anglers wisely invested in an EPIRB, and it led to a speedy rescue when their 25-foot boat capsized.
Video camera-rigged unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, seem to be everywhere these days — like gnats at a quiet anchorage.
With winter finally and mercifully releasing its grip in the Midwest and Northeast, here’s one more look at the conditions that preceded the thaw.
The setting: Force 9 winds and 13-foot seas about 8 miles southeast of Stornoway, a fishing village on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
We don’t know how the tow vehicle and trailer came to be underwater, but when that happens, you need a better plan than this.
Racers come in all stripes. Beyond the familiar performance powerboats is a different breed of speed freaks: pontoon boat racers.
We don’t know a lot about the circumstances, but this video appears to be from a whale-watching expedition.
A research team led by Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen says it has located a World War II Japanese battleship that was considered one of the world's largest and the most technologically advanced warship of its time.
Surveillance video was released of a boat crashing into a popular beachfront restaurant south of Tampa, Fla., and it’s amazing that the skipper didn’t kill anyone.
The tradition of ceremoniously launching a new vessel, whether it be with a bottle of champagne smashed across the bow or a few carefully chosen words of blessing, dates back thousands of years.
Boats and waterskiing have gone hand in hand since at least the 1940s, and jumping is among the most impressive parts of the sport.
It doesn’t boast the drama of Herman Melville’s classic Moby-Dick, but a charging sperm whale got the attention of a Chilean fishing-boat crew recently.
The drawbridge at Simpson Bay in St. Martin opens six times a day to let megayachts into the Isla Del Sol Marina. The width of the opening is 56 feet. The beam of Venus, the Feadship built for the late Apple CEO and chairman Steve Jobs, is about 39 feet.
At some point we have all had to make our way through an especially busy inlet or been stuck in a “traffic jam” waiting for a bridge to open.
Boaters in the Northeast continue their long slog through an especially unforgiving winter, dreaming of a warm boating season that still seems far over the horizon.
Capt. Dennis Baxter runs the 53-foot charter fishing boat New Captain Pete out of Half Moon Bay in Northern California.
Hauling out a 125-foot, 93-year-old wooden steamship is another day at the office for the crew at Pacific Fishermen Shipyard in Seattle’s Dutch Harbor.
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