Mercury Racing last week unveiled the 450R, a 4-stroke outboard based on Mercury Marine’s new 4.6-liter V-8 powerhead. It’s the most powerful outboard engine the company has ever built.
In an effort to improve employee ergonomics, the Maine Boat builder is building the 57-foot hull of a custom motor yacht in four sections.
For centuries, ornithologists and textbooks said that birds lack a sense of smell. Now a researcher says that birds — in particular certain ocean birds — have very finely tuned olfactory function, which allows them to smell their next meal from as far as 12 miles away. READ MORE
Every year, for the past 35 years, boat lovers have been able to board and ogle vintage 20th century sail and motor boats at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, and this year will be no different. This year’s event, the 36th, will take place on August 25 and 26 in Salem, Massachusetts.
For the past year, Mario Vittone has been writing the Lifelines: Safety And Rescue At Sea blog for Soundingsonline.com. Now he is undertaking a new venture with Soundings, called Ask Mario, where readers can get answers to their boating safety questions. In this video, Mario answers the question: How often should thru hull fittings be replaced? WATCH