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Bankruptcy leaves ships unable to unload

hanjin_spainFearing a Grinchy Christmas, U.S. retailers were holding their breath and consulting with attorneys after Hanjin Shipping Co., Korea’s largest shipping line, filed for bankruptcy protection in South Korea. The move threw global commerce into chaos as Hanjin ships became stranded outside ports without money to load, unload or dock.

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Flotsam and jetsam: Own a piece of history

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The scrollwork on the bow of Wishing Star means one thing: She’s a Trumpy. And her pedigree might be as distinctive as that gold insignia. Built in 1963, Wishing Star is the only 84-foot cruiser the legendary Trumpy yard produced.

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Return to service ruled out for the SS United States

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A bid to refurbish the SS United States and return her to service as an ocean liner has lost steam after a six-month feasibility study determined that the commercial and technical hurdles are too costly.

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Sea Ray’s big bowrider gets outboards

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This fall Sea Ray debuts an outboard version of the sterndrive-powered SLX 350, its largest bowrider. The SLX 350 Outboard will be powered with triple 300-hp Mercury Verado 4-strokes, with its Joystick Piloting as standard equipment. (Triple 350 Verados are optional.)

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Newport Boat Show: CruiserPort University doubles down on VIP seminar discounts

vip_newportCruiserPort University at the Newport International Boat Show offers eight seminars as a VIP package deal for $375, a savings of about a hundred bucks. Now we’ve decided to let ticket holders share their VIP pass with another person. The way this works is that you designate your seminar partner and let us know which of the following eight seminars each of you will be attending.

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