Kim Kavin is a national award-winning journalist who has been writing about yachts for two decades. She grew up driving a ski boat and sailing a Hobie Sunfish at her grandfather’s lake house in New Jersey, and today, she has cruised and chartered in and around more than 50 countries and islands, aboard everything from sailboats, catamarans and trawlers to America’s Cup sailing yachts and luxury superyachts. When she’s not on the water or writing about it, Kim can often be found hiking western New Jersey’s wooded park trails amid the white-tailed deer with her two adopted shelter mutts.
In the wake of the loss of My Song, owners who transport their yachts on ships are finding out the hard way that carriers are often limited in their liability.
The U.S. Coast Guard spent 11 days searching 350,000 square miles of ocean for an 82-year-old sailor. He was never found, but there are lessons to be learned from the tragedy.
They say the job of a U.S. Air Force pararescueman combines the skills of a Navy Seal, an Army Ranger and a medic.
Five years ago, Sam Merrett saw the Ceres on the Hudson River waterfront and had an epiphany about education, alternative fuels and sailing.
Sargassum, the stinky sea- weed that blankets beaches, clogs canals and entangles boat propellers, is piling up at levels and in places that researchers have never seen.
The August 2005 crash off Bay Shore, New York, left physical and psychological damage that lingers to this day.
The town of Hempstead, New York, at least for the near future, is allowing the continuation of boating as usual.
Two recently published studies in the journal Nature make it seem that the 2004 film “The Day After Tomorrow” was, in fact, more science than fiction.
Fred Karash says that, right from the start, the whole thing felt like a shakedown.
As with so many things in boating, the story of Belafonte begins with another boat: Reef Express.
At the height of World War II, moviegoers paid about 30 cents each for tickets to “The Sullivans,” the story of five brothers from Waterloo, Iowa, who served aboard the USS Juneau in the 1942 Battle of Guadalcanal.
A Pennsylvania man who felt a 2016 on-water search by Pennsylvania waterways conservation officers was unconstitutional has been joined by the ACLU in his case against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Will the court’s decision affect other boaters in the country who are subject to searches by the United States Coast Guard and other agencies?
In the online postings, the dust jackets on the books are torn and faded, not from lack of care but from love of use
In the database of National Historic Landmarks there are all kinds of boats from throughout U.S. history, including enough fireboats that even a cursory search requires the fingers on both hands to count them. Some of the designated fireboats date back as far as the early 1900s.
Orcas can recognize human speech and “talk back” through their blowholes, with noises that whales don’t usually make.
Everett Pearson was a fiberglass boatbuilding pioneer who co-founded Pearson Yachts and helped to launch the J/Boats sailboat brand.
Boat-trailer decouplings that lead to deaths and criminal prosecution are so rare that the Boat Trailer Manufacturers Association doesn’t even have statistics about them, says Darren Envall, the group’s assistant executive director.
If mussels foul your boat or dock on a regular basis, you might think the mollusk is the enemy.
For a vessel with such a big history, the lightship Ambrose looks surprisingly small. Perhaps it’s because South Street Seaport Museum has the 135-footer tied up across from the 325-foot iron-hulled Wavertree.