Albert Attla and his crew on Phat Albert crossed the finish line in first place using a Tohatsu 50-hp engine in the 47th annual Doyon Yukon 800 Marathon riverboat race.
The Yukon 800 Mile Marathon, the grandfather of Alaska's contemporary endurance race, is a two-day high-speed riverboat race. The race on the Chena, Tanana and Yukon Rivers runs through hundreds of miles of Alaskan wilderness.
Sponsored by the Fairbanks Outboard Association, it is billed as the longest, roughest and toughest speed boat race in the world.
Competitors build the low-slung 24-foot long boats from scratch. They are powered with 50-hp regulation engines that can reach speeds in excess of 70 miles per hour.
"Each year the competition in this endurance race increases and thanks to the Tohatsu 50-hp engine on the Phat Albert, we won first place with an elapsed time of 12 hours, 55 minutes and 13 seconds,” Attla said.
Sail America has introduced a new monthly report of sailboat brokerage sales, courtesy of one of its members, YachtWorld.com, the world's leading marine brokerage sales Web site. A report of the previous month's activity and annual trends will be issued during the second week of each month.
Click here to see the full press release with sales tables.
Solar Sailor recently announced the design of a ‘super green’ luxury superyacht called Soliloquy.
The “pioneering and highly efficient” motorsailer is powered quietly by renewable and hybrid-electric energy, resulting in zero-emission capabilities and significant savings in fuel cost, according to Solar Sailor.
Click here to read the full press release and see renderings of this uniquely designed vessel.
A man was killed by a lightning strike Wednesday while aboard his clam boat on Little Pleasant Bay off Orleans, Mass., as fierce rainstorms battered New England.
The fire department received a boat rescue call around 5:35 p.m. and, along with the Orleans harbormaster, found the man dead, alone in his boat.
Click here to read a report in the Boston Globe.
The photos and videos of a construction worker dangling from a crane, his arm stretched out to reach a terrified woman trapped in swirling water at the base of a dam drew a global audience. The woman was boating with her husband, who perished in the accident, when they went over a dam.
Click here to see a series of photos and video of the rescue.
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