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VIDEO: An icon reborn

Bertram Yachts has its eye toward the future with the new Bertram 35, an unmistakably modern boat that harkens back to the builder’s 1960s roots and the iconic Bertram 31, one of the most popular sportfishing boats in the United States.

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VIDEO: Chills and thrills

When winter closes the door on boating, some sailors take to the ice rather than charter in the Caribbean.

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VIDEO: Safeguarding Antarctica's 'Serengeti'

The Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, consisting of 24 countries — including the United States, Russia and China — and the European Union, has agreed to set aside a portion of ocean about the size of Alaska in the Ross Sea as a marine reserve.

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VIDEO: A tale of two refits

Annie Laurie is a classic commuter yacht designed by Albert E. Condon and launched at the tail end of the Roaring ’20s. Minots Light II came from legendary naval architect K. Aage Nielsen. Both are outstanding examples of yacht design and happened to need some TLC.

Watch this video to see the boats as they’re being restored.



Want more? Read about these boats in the November issue of Soundings.
 

VIDEO: Why do we sail?

We found this 1936 film of the schooner Wanderbird, posted to YouTube by Periscope Pictures. It follows the schooner, skippered by Capt. Warwick M. Tompkins, on a journey from Gloucester Harbor in Massachusetts south to Cape Horn and on to the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.

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VIDEO: Dolphins in Narragansett Bay

Hey, Northerners! Missing the sun yet? Turns out you don’t have to go to Florida to see dolphins. If you’re in the right spot, they’re practically near your door.

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VIDEO: Frisky cats

Catamaran fans know the best spot at the show is Catamaran Cove at Pier 66 Marina.

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VIDEO: Trapped with a great white

Shanghai-based ad executive Chan Ming was on a five-day dive tour through great white shark habitats from Ensenada, Mexico, to Guadalupe Island.

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VIDEO: Aboard the Eagle

Daniel S. Parrott takes us on a journey across the Atlantic with the crew of the Coast Guard barque Eagle on a training cruise from New London, Connecticut, to Dublin, Ireland.

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VIDEO: Windjammer memories

Even though temperatures are cooling in the Northeast, fleets of Maine windjammers are still booking charters.

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VIDEO: Whaler's artistry

Bone and ivory have been used for thousands of years for jewelry, needles, bowls and other items, but scrimshaw is a unique art form that originated on whaling ships sailing out of New England.

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VIDEO: Fresh for fall

The fall boat show season is well underway. The organizers of annual shows in Newport, R.I., and Norwalk, Conn., held their events in September, and the United States Sailboat Show concludes today in Annapolis, Md.

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VIDEO: Back in Manhattan

Now 131 years old, the 270-foot Wavertree was built in England for R.W. Leyland & Co. Initially the three-masted ship carried jute between eastern India and Scotland; later it entered the tramp trades and delivered cargo around the world.

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VIDEO: Hiding from a hurricane

As Hurricane Matthew pummels its way through the Caribbean, potentially threatening the U.S. East Coast, the crew of Hokule’a, a Hawaiian ocean voyaging canoe, has paused in its journey around the world and stowed away at a marina on the Hudson River.

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VIDEO: A taste of France

As the season shifts from summer to fall, we may be inclined to dream of warmer days.

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VIDEO: Reasons to row

Peapods, wherries, shells, Whitehalls — all rowing boats, all designed for different uses.

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VIDEO: A week in a life raft

A 22-year-old Vermont man was found alive Monday after spending more than a week in a life raft after the 31-foot aluminum fishing boat he was in sank.

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VIDEO: No skipper aboard

The future is nigh, and the word is robotics — Sea Machines Robotics, to be exact. The company, a startup that began in 2013, is testing autonomous-boating technologies in Boston Harbor.

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VIDEO: Seen in Manhattan: a Viking ship

Don’t worry. The Draken Harald Harfagre is not in New York to pillage. She offers an opportunity to anyone who is curious to go aboard a true Viking ship.

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VIDEO: Sun and fun in Newport

The Newport International Boat Show on historic Newport Harbor in Rhode Island marks the start of the fall boat show season, and it is one of the largest in-water boat shows in the country.

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