From a hillside, Kamal Saadat looked forlornly at hundreds of potential customers, knowing he could not take them for trips in his boat to enjoy a spring weekend on picturesque Oroumieh Lake, the third largest saltwater lake on Earth.
Tom Alexander usually stood 25 feet above the water line as he steered his 60-foot yacht in Gulf of Alaska waters between Kodiak Island and Whittier.
The 2011 summer boating season starts in earnest on Memorial Day weekend and fuel prices are a hot topic for boaters everywhere. Seventy-five million Americans, representing an estimated 32 percent of the U.S. population, are expected to enjoy one or more boating outings this year.
A 55-year-old Michigan man managed to escape from his truck as it sank Tuesday at a boat ramp.
Five defendants pleaded guilty in federal court this week to defrauding banks of $5.4 million in a conspiracy involving the Surfside Boat Center, a high-end boat dealership in Mesa, Ariz., that is now defunct.
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