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A Boy and His Boat: A Story of Sailing, Creativity, and Giving Back

The story of a boy’s love of the ocean and sailing experiences inspired him to build a 60-foot, classically styled, sailing-yacht for future young sailors to experience Boating stories have a special place in history. Great heroes who built ships and fleets would set sail on perilous adventures and live to tell tales of the…

New Marine Torque Sensors Operate Wirelessly

Wireless torque sensors on boats are an innovative advancement to today’s typical boat hydraulic systems for steering and boat operation Quality hydraulic systems are key for boat operation and steering, providing accurate weight sensing for smooth motion. According to Hydraulics and Pneumatics, this involves a delicate balance between efficiency and power, optimizing battery supply while also…

SECURE American Energy Act Could Mean Bad News for Marine Mammals

Proposed law could have long term marine environmental consequences – threatening endangered species and marine life protection The House Natural Resources Committee recently passed a bill that will get rid of environmental concerns that are currently in the way of the exploitation of fossil fuels in the United States. The “SECURE American Energy Act” (H.R.…

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The Most Expensive Luxury Yacht in the World Costs $4.5 Billion

Today’s luxury yachts are multi-million dollar vessels built hundreds of feet long to accommodate guests with lavish interiors and even come equipped with helicopter pads Owning a yacht is considered a very expensive pleasure… particular when it comes to luxury yachts. Luxury yachts are often built to order for very, very, very wealthy people —…

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4 Tips for Keeping Yourself Safe While Boating in the Winter

Keep your boating season going with these winter boating safety tips to safely extend your boating into the cooler months Boating is a popular hobby among many people all over the world. It’s a fun thing to do when the weather is nice and you just want to get out on the water. Many people…

Fully Autonomous Cargo Ships May be Closer Than We Think

Could we soon see autonomous cargo ships, or “captain-less” ships, on our waterways? Here are the pros and cons of this technology on ships Autonomous car developments have been at the forefront of vehicular technology recently. Debates about safety have certainly been a driving force of these conversations. And now, a new autonomous technology is…

Injured in a Boating Accident? What To Know About Proving Fault

A guide to a boater’s personal injury case – types of boat accidents, common causes and who at fault – when injured in a boating accident When it comes to personal injury cases, you likely hear about car accidents. But as an avid boater, it might be your water vessel that you are more worried…

Details of Amels New Secret Creates Waves Before Monaco Yacht Show

Dutch yard Amels’ 74 meter superyacht to debut at Monaco Yacht Show promising an impressive display The Monaco Yacht Show comes with the promise of luxury fleets of the latest in boating. While it’s possible to write for pages on the lavish displays you can expect at this year’s show, one of the top picks is Dutch…

Mohave County Sheriff Department Warns Boaters To Use Navigation Lights

Arizona lake officials remind boaters that not using boat navigation lights not only risks boat safety, but also ignores the laws on the water Whether it’s along a path, on the road, or in the master bath of up to 46% of homeowners’houses, good lighting is essential for proper safety and accident prevention. For this…

Just A Castaway: Vacation Spots You Can Only Access By Boat

5 amazing resort destinations so remote they can only be accessed by water on a boat taking boating enthusiasts to the next level Caught in the hustle and bustle of your daily life, chances are you have a vacation on the mind. There are seemingly endless benefits of clocking out and unplugging for a while.…

Boat Festivals Sweep the Nation as Summer Winds Down

Boaters can participate in unique maritime and boating festivals in coastal towns around the U.S. in the fall and throughout the year Each year in Southport, Maine, locals and tourists gather for the annual Arts and Yachts Exhibition and Sale. This three-day festival is held each year in August and is a celebration of the…

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Gas Explosion and Boat Fire Serves as Reminder of Boat Safety

Regular preventative maintenance and proper stowage of flammables will help prevent fires on board your boat boat ‘Tis the season for traveling the open seas — about 92% of employees say vacation time is important to them. Hopefully, every seasoned boater understands that safety should be an absolute priority, and one accident in Northern Ireland…