A private Napa, Calif., company says catamaran-style ferries can accommodate 750 passengers, travel about 20 mph and cut down dramatically on fuel and emissions.
The defense attorney in an ongoing trial in which a Coast Guardsman stands accused of piloting his boat too fast and causing a collision with a pleasure boat that killed an 8-year-old promised new evidence against the plaintiffs.
After months of speculation about the Coast Guard patrol boat that killed 8-year-old San Diego boy Anthony DeWeese - how fast it was going, what lights the struck boat had on, the conditions on the bay that evening - people attending the court-martial of boat pilot Paul Ramos on Tuesday finally saw the vessel in action.
It's not the Bluenose II, but Nova Scotian boatbuilder and cement contractor Alexander MacKenzie promises that the 33-foot concrete hulled schooner under construction in his shop will race the famed Lunenburg ship.
Attendance at the 55th annual New England Boat Show, which ran from Feb. 26 through Sunday at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, was up 5 percent from last year, the National Marine Manufacturers Association reported.
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