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Marine electronics firms team up on course planner

Navionics, manufacturer of electronic charting and navigation data, and Northport Systems Inc., which manufactures Fugawi navigation software, introduced the Navionics NavPlanner2, powered by Fugawi.



Relaxing day on the water gone in a flash

Mike Atherton remembers only parts of May 9 and then just glimpses over the next two months. His life changed forever after the 33-foot boat he was on exploded on Tampa Bay. Besides Atherton, 13 others, all family members, were on board that day. Atherton was the most seriously injured.



Round-the-world record bid now in sight

The fabled Jules Verne Trophy, given to the fastest sailors to circle the globe, is currently held by Bruno Peyron, who sailed with crew aboard Orange 2 in 2005 with a time of 50 days 16 hours 20 minutes at an average of 17.89 knots.



Tax tip: boat-owner deductions available

Recreational boat owners who paid state sales taxes on a boat purchase, or those who secured a loan to finance a boat, may have some tax deductions available when filing their 2009 federal income tax return.



Skipper’s fate in jury's hands

Erica Blizzard described driving into a "black hole of fog" and how she thought she had maintained a safe course in the moments before crashing her boat into Diamond Island and killing one of her passengers in a June 2008 boating accident on Lake Winnipesaukee.



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