THE START OF SOMETHING BIG:
This hull mold is for the newest member of the Viking Yachts fleet, the 70 Convertible. Construction of the four-stateroom yacht was to begin in February, and the New Gretna, N.J.-based builder expects to launch it this summer. www.vikingyachts.com
Tad Whitten of the Zeus and Axius Tour
Tad Whitten may have more experience operating joystick-controlled boats than anyone in the country. Mercury Marine two years ago hired Whitten's company, Motorsports Management Inc. in Peoria, Ill., to demonstrate two propulsion systems that use joysticks - Cummins MerCruiser Diesel's Zeus pod drive system and MerCruiser's Axius sterndrive system.
Paparazzi stake out the Florida marina where the golfer keeps his 155-foot Christensen yacht
Irony of ironies. Tiger Woods' 155-foot yacht, Privacy, has been anything but the refuge the golf legend had hoped it would be.
An 8-year-old boy dies when a Coast Guard vessel collides with a 24-foot Sea Ray at a holiday parade
Three separate investigations have been launched to determine why a 33-foot Coast Guard boat smashed into a 26-foot bowrider in San Diego Bay, killing an 8-year-old boy during a holiday boat parade in late December.
First, wrongly installed EPIRB activates, then, swimming blindly in the dark, he bumps into a life raft
Dennis Clements is the luckiest sailor alive.
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