The Environmental Protection Agency expects to publish by next winter a proposed rule for best management practices for non-sewage discharges from recreational boats.
In light of the oil slick spreading across the Gulf of Mexico, one Alabama community has advised, as a precautionary measure, that all private boat owners remove their vessels from the waterways prior to the arrival of any approaching pollution from the BP/Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
A Fort Lauderdale yacht brokerage was found liable for $1.7 million in damages after a Rhode Island man filed suit claiming the 66-foot yacht he bought in 2007 was "unseaworthy."
A publicist for Californian teen sailor Abby Sunderland reports the 16-year-old has safely arrived in Cape Town, South Africa, to make repairs to her vessel before heading back out to sea to finish her solo circumnavigation.
The designers at Mercedes-Benz will be styling other products in the future, including yachts, the company says.
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