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Data recorder reveals El Faro’s final hours

elfaroThe National Transportation Safety Board has released a report of what its investigators heard on El Faro’s voyage data recorder: The captain expressed concern about conflicting weather reports as the container ship approached Hurricane Joaquin’s eye and twice rejected his mates’ advice to alter the ship’s course.



Ocean Master updates its 31

OceanMaster31A legendary center console just got better. The Ocean Master 31 is faster and more fuel-efficient than earlier models, says Mark Hauptner, the company’s founder and president. Hauptner built the first 31 in 1975 for a customer who wanted a big outboard center console for a 2,200-mile journey through the Caribbean, and he has been making improvements to the boat ever since.



Flotsam and jetsam: Ocean-ready

fj_wanderbirdWanderbird is a 65-foot 2004 Park Isle Marine Royal Passagemaker with a long-range cruising disposition.



J/Boats founders honored for sailing achievements

Bob_JohnstoneRod_JohnstoneBrothers Rod and Bob Johnstone arrived at the same conclusion independently 39 years ago before launching the perennially popular J/24 sailboat. The wave of baby boomers who were having so much fun sailing Hobie, Sunfish and other beach boats were marrying and having children, and they were primed for owning a performance family keelboat.



Greenline returns with a new hybrid

greenlineAfter nearly two years of inactivity, Greenline has returned with a new boat and new ownership. Vladimir Zinchenko, owner and CEO of SVP Yachts in Slovenia, says the 36 Hybrid — along with other new Greenline models — will be faster under diesel power.



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