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Record Set in Pacific Yachting's Pacific Challenge by ArrowCat Power Catamarans

In response to Pacific Yachting Magazine's open challenge to boat manufacturers, ArrowCat Power Catamarans successfully completed the PY Pacific Challenge, a race against time around Victoria Island. The ArrowCat 30RS completed 643 miles, tracked by Spot, in 28 hours, 59 minutes, and 12 seconds on 494 gallons of fuel. ArrowCat Power Catamarans is the second manufacturer to attempt the race, but the first in the 30 foot category.


This Gorgeous Yacht Combines Old-School Looks With Aerospace Tech

In the world of luxury yachts, it's hard to stand out as particularly cool, high-tech, or attractive. But this Turkish-built 55-footer caught our eye with its lovely combination of old-school woodworking and sophisticated hull composition.

Funding Provides Educational Platform for Port of Long Beach to Reach Students

LONG BEACH -- Fueled by a desire to spark the interest of local youths, the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners recently approved $150,000 for an educational outreach initiative to increase the Port of Long Beach's exposure in educational arenas.

Welcome to the World's Most Futuristic Cruise Ship

From robots that mix mai tais and mojitos to an electronic wristband and apps that put everything at passengers' fingertips, the world's newest cruise ship is wired with ground-breaking 'smart' technology aimed at taking the stress out of holidays.

Italian Explorer Plans to Live on an Iceberg for Up to a Year

Italian explorer Alex Bellini has conceived an extraordinary plan to live alone on a drifting iceberg in northwest Greenland for up to a year, or until it melts away -- whichever happens first. He aims to stay alive during this time in a tiny survival pod, and hopes his experience will encourage further discourse on climate change and the environment in general.

Seattle's Waterfront Park to Reflect Region's Rich Tribal Heritage

Translated from the native Lushootseed language, the downtown Seattle waterfront was known as "Little Crossing Over Place."

The 'Other' San Juan Islanders Go Their Own Way

Bob and Patty Pedersen hop into a golf-cart-size Mule utility vehicle and head out on a heavily pitted, dirt road near their home on Sinclair Island, a largely private enclave on the eastern fringe of the San Juan archipelago that is thick with trees, patches of gigantic skunk cabbage and impenetrable underbrush

Brewer Will Deliver Keg of Beer to Ballard, By Rowboat

POULSBO, Wash. -- Dave Lambert has made a local mark with a few tasty brews through his Slippery Pig Brewery. The operation recently expanded into downtown Poulsbo, making it far more visible.

Steam Whistles Echo off Tacoma Waterfront Once Again

The high-pitched whistles of steam engines bounced off the shore of the Thea Foss Waterway Saturday as four steam-powered boats ferried visitors, demonstrating how people used to get around South Puget Sound before roads connected communities.

Hatteras Yachts Announces New Express Series

New Bern, NC -- August 22, 2014 -- Hatteras Yachts is taking style and innovation to a new level with the announcement of the all-new Hatteras Express Series, which will debut at the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show, Oct. 30 to Nov. 3. The first model in this exciting new series is the Hatteras 45 EX. Two distinct configurations of the 45 EX will be on display at the show. The first will be fully rigged for "tournament style" sportfishing while the second is stacked with features and amenities that are perfect for the cruising lifestyle.

Ventura Ramp Reopens to Trailerable Boats

VENTURA, Calif. -- After seven months of being closed for repairs, the public launch ramp at Ventura Harbor, reopened to the public on Saturday, June 7.

Monterey Clipper to Replace Old Salmon Boat at Pittsburg Marina

PITTSBURG, Calif. -- For years, the yellow wooden boat that pays homage to Pittsburg's commercial fishing industry past has marked the entrance to the marina. But the boat's days are numbered due to dry rot and exposure to the elements. Soon, a restored 28-foot Monterey clipper fishing boat originally built by a Pittsburg craftsman in 1945 and used in local waters will take her place.

Grouper Eats Shark in One Bite in Viral Video

With Shark Week on the Discovery Channel just ending, it's understandable that you may have the carnivorous fish on the mind and think that such a dangerous predator should be avoided at all costs.

Boat School Collaborates With NWMC to Expand Program

The Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding (NWSWB) in Port Hadlock announces a new collaboration with the Northwest Maritime Center (NWMC) in Port Townsend.

Design a Better Life Jacket and Win $10,000

ANNAPOLIS, Md., August 21, 2014 -- Are you an armchair inventor with a better way to keep boaters, sailors and anglers afloat? The BoatUS Foundation, along with the Personal Floatation Device Manufacturers Association (PFDMA) and the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), have teamed up to seek out the newest technologies and design ideas with the "Innovation in Life Jacket Design Competition," which kicks off today. "We believe there are some creative folks out there that can help us rethink a 100-year-old design with fresh, out-of-the-box ideas," said BoatUS Foundation president Chris Edmonston. A $10,000 cash award goes to the winning designer, and inventors have until April 15, 2015, to submit their idea to www.BoatUS.org/design.

 

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