Acknowledging that recreational boating is a significant contributor to the nation’s economy as well as a growth engine for local communities, President Obama signed bipartisan legislation earlier this week that recognizes that the federal government needs to do more to help small harbors, address longstanding dredging issues and improve boating and navigation infrastructure.
Suzuki Marine unveiled its new DF200A 4-cylinder, 200-hp outboard Tuesday at the company’s annual new model introduction and business meeting at the Ocean Reef Club in Key Largo, Fla.
Australian researchers had tagged a healthy shark to track its movements as part of a study.
Already this week Coast Guard crews have rescued six people aboard a 20-foot powerboat sinking 30 miles offshore; and five men who climbed aboard an unmanned platform in the Gulf of Mexico when their pleasure boat starting taking on water.
Salvage workers are getting the cruise ship Costa Concordia ready for its final voyage.
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