Singer resurrects broken-down boats on new TV show

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In the 1990s, pop singer Edwin McCain’s passion for music took him to the Top 10 on charts. These days, he’s whistling a new tune.

In all-new series on the Animal Planet channel, “Flipping Ships,” which premieres April 24 at 10 p.m. (ET/PT), McCain straps up for a new task, restoring and reinvigorating abandoned, ramshackle boats.

His goal is to provide each client with an opportunity to forge deeper connections to the marine environment on a one-of-a-kind vessel.

“Flipping Ships” follows McCain and his Boats Have Souls business in this six-part series. In each episode, this quirky band of gearheads perform acts of nautical salvation on boats that have been abandoned for too long.

When boat’s floorboards have long been replaced by grass and dirt, the team goes to work reinventing these disasters into fishing vessels, open water cruisers and family houseboats.

In the series premiere, McCain partners with fellow singer and long-time friend Darius Rucker, of Hootie and the Blowfish fame, for a boat flip to benefit one of their favorite charities, the Medical University of South Carolina Children’s Hospital.