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Death of MLB pitcher brings safety of jetty into question

GovernmentCutJettiesSen. Marco Rubio has asked the Coast Guard and Army Corps of Engineers to evaluate the safety of the jetty at Miami’s Government Cut after a crash that killed Miami Marlins ace pitcher José Fernández, 24, and two friends. The three died when the baseball player’s 32-foot SeaVee, Kaught Looking, crashed into the north jetty at a high rate of speed about 3:15 a.m. on Sept. 25.



Wellcraft launches 262 Fisherman

wellcraftWellcraft’s new flagship center console, the 262 Fisherman, is 2 feet bigger than its predecessor, the 252. “It’s a completely different boat with an LOA of 26 feet, 4 inches and beam of 9 feet,” says Wellcraft vice president of engineering Christophe Lavigne. Offered for the past decade, the 252 measured 24 feet, 4 inches with an 8-foot, 9-inch beam.



Flotsam and jetsam: that Down East look

fj_dasherHere’s something for fans of the iconic Hinckley Picnic Boat: Hull No. 1, Dasher, which put Down East lobster boats on the map, is for sale by the company for $295,000 in Portsmouth, Rhode Island.



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.



Flotsam and jetsam: Own a piece of history


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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