After 32 years of serving the book and charting needs of the boating community in Newport, R.I., and around the world, Armchair Sailor Bookstore announced it will be closing its doors at the end of April.
Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a loan to finance a boat, might have some tax deductions coming to them when filing their 2010 federal income tax return, according to BoatU.S.
A grassroots boating campaign, "Carry a Designated Operator," spearheaded by Lake Havasu Marine Association, will be in full throttle this weekend as two area state parks begin to distribute wristbands marking sober boat operators on Lake Havasu and the Colorado River.
After last year's heartbreaking season, "Deadliest Catch" will return in April with new shows and high-seas action. The icy waters of the Bering Sea remain the same and many familiar faces will be back, but some new boats are joining the dangerous fishing action, too.
The first time John Rodriguez tried to sail around the world, a hurricane sank his boat. His second attempt failed because of pirates bedeviling mariners in the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.
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