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Gray Whales Needing to Scratch an Itch Scrub Down on Sandy Beach Near the Wedge in Newport Beach

The area near the Wedge in Newport Beach might be known for big waves on the right swell -- but for whales, it's a hot spot for a good scrub down.

Splash the Cash: Super-Yachts Back in Fashion as Manufacturers Look to Middle East

Small and sleek or long and lavish. Investing in floating real estate has long represented the epitome of luxury spending.

US Navy Shows off Helium-Saving Deep-Dive Suit

Deep sea diving is more than just slapping on an air tank and jumping in the water. It's a complex operation where the diver is the sharp end of a long, complex logistical train. It's also incredibly wasteful when it comes to the helium/oxygen gas mixture that the divers breathe, so US Navy scientists at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City have developed a new prototype deep-diving system that goes easy on the helium.

'Oldest Operating Yacht in the World' Hauled Out at PT Boat Haven

The 120-foot El Primero, hauled out in Port Townsend Boat Haven last week, is "the oldest operating yacht in the world," said owner Christian Lee Lint.

Sea Lions Love Basking on Boats in the Newport Harbor

Leave your boat for too long, and you might have some uninvited guests.

America’s Cup Organizers Want Smaller, Cheaper Boats in 2017

The 2017 America's Cup may be held in smaller boats in an attempt to reduce the cost of taking part in the world's most prestigious sailing race, organizers said.

Introducing MyTaskit, a Service Coordination and Customer Communication Tool for Boat Owners

West Palm Beach, Fla. -- March 26, 2015 -- My-Villages, provider of the easiest to use and most complete task-sharing and coordination platform for consumers and businesses, today unveiled MyTaskit, a new brand, name and solution for boat owners and their captains. MyTaskit, formerly known as The Boat Village, has new features and an intuitive interface that make it easier than ever for boat owners and captains to order maintenance and repair service online, simply by assigning tasks to their boat yards electronically.

Stan Miller Yachts Announced as West Coast Dealer for MJM Yachts

Long Beach, Calif. (March 25, 2015) -- Stan Miller Yachts has announced its new partnership with MJM Yachts, the leading brand of fuel-efficient powerboats worldwide, becoming MJM's exclusive West Coast dealer for the United States and British Columbia.

Pursuit Boats Adds Alexander Marine of California to Dealer Network

Ft. Pierce, Florida, March 25, 2015 -- Pursuit Boats has appointed Alexander Marine California as its exclusive authorized dealer for Southern California. The Alexander Marine Facility is located at 2505 West Coast Highway, Suite 202 in Newport Beach. Alexander Marine, through its Ocean Alexander line of yachts, has been established in Southern California for more than 35 years and has developed a strong professional sales staff within this important marketplace. Contact Alexander Marine California directly at or (949) 515-7700.

Cruisers Yachts Announces 59 Cantius

OCONTO, WI (March 24, 2015) -- Cruisers Yachts, a division of KCS International Inc., announces the 59 Cantius, setting a benchmark for design within the company. The 2016 model year yacht features fresh exterior styling and a contemporary interior. It will be unveiled this summer and available at dealerships in the fall.

Chris-Craft Selects VesselVanguard to Offer Owners Worldwide the Latest Vessel Maintenance Technology

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. -- VesselVanguard, the leading maintenance management solution for boat owners, announced today a new relationship with Chris-Craft to provide a two-year subscription for its award-winning maintenance management solution to every new owner of a Chris-Craft model over 32 feet.

Chirping Central Founder to Row 2,400 Miles Solo Across the Pacific Ocean to Raise Awareness for Endangered Birds

SAN DIEGO (March 24, 2015) -- Fueled by her passion for avian conservation, awareness and education, Australian Mary Rose will row 2,400 nautical miles solo from San Diego to Honolulu. Her impressive trans-Pacific row will begin May 16, as she launches her boat Dippers from San Diegos Mission Bay Harbor, and will require three months of continuous rowing across dangerous ocean waters.

Former UW Coxswain Jack Roth has Steered Many Adventures Since

He wasn't on the team that made it to the 1936 Olympics in Germany -- after all, he hadn't yet started his freshman year -- and he wasn't one of the nine oarsmen profiled in the book "The Boys in the Boat," but the sport of crew changed Jack Roth's life nonetheless.

A Luxury Liner Docks, and the Countdown’s On

Once a week, after touring the Caribbean, the cruise ship Oasis of the Seas calls into its home port in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for what is called "turnaround day."

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Launches $25M Expansion Plan in San Pedro

While San Pedro pushes forward with plans to develop its waterfront, there's one beachfront attraction that's been drawing crowds for 80 years.


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