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Talkin' boats with David Hensel of Grand Banks Yachts

Since 2004, David Hensel has been the director of brand and marketing for Grand Banks Yachts, an internationally known name in cruising trawlers.

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Hero tow captain acted on ‘instinct’

Susan Strasser swallowed so much water after a large wave swept her from her family’s center console in Hillsboro Inlet that staff at the hospital that treated her found it hard to believe she survived.

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Maine’s quietest lobster boat

The Sarah Mead is being refitted as an all-electric boat with a $5,000 grant from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection.Randy and Nate Jones’ sailing lobster boat just got greener. Owner/captain Nate, of Westport Island, Maine, and his father, Randy, who co-captains the Sarah Mead, are changing out the 42-foot Friendship sloop’s 20-hp Volvo diesel with an electric turbine, turning what is Maine’s last sailing lobster boat into what the Joneses believe is the state’s only zero-emissions lobster boat.

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SEAMANSHIP QUIZ April 2013

Test your knowledge with these Coast Guard license exam prep questions from the National Captain’s Institute.

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GOLDEN RECORD:

Giovanni Soldini and crew aboard Maserati, a VOR70, established a new record for the Golden Route on Feb. 16, finishing the voyage from New York to San Francisco — rounding Cape Horn — in 47 days, 42 minutes, 29 seconds.

April 2013 issue

   

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