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.
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.
The town of Hempstead, New York, at least for the near future, is allowing the continuation of boating as usual.
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.