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Path to Success in the 48th Transpac

Honolulu, HI--As the three remaining boats traverse the remaining 200 miles towards the finish line to come in sometime pre-dawn tonight, all nine division winners have been determined for the 48th edition of the 2225-mile biennial LA-Honolulu Transpac.


Theyr Launches Free Weather and Ocean Forecasting App

London, England--Theyr Ltd, a premium weather-forecasting provider specializing in the maritime and wind energy sectors, announced the launch of its Digital Precision Weather and Ocean Forecasting app for the professional mariner, GRIBview mobile.

LA River Boat Race Returns with Costumes, New Course, Good Times

Grab those water socks and head on down to the Glendale Narrows Recreation Zone for the 2nd Annual LA River Boat Race on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. Honorary boaters will hit the water starting at 11:30 a.m., with Los Angeles City Council River Committee chair Mitch OFarrell welcoming the official racers at noon.

Autonomous Boat Being Built at Montana Tech to Sample Berkeley Pit Water

BUTTE--An autonomous boat being built by a Montana Tech electrical engineering graduate student will one day float the waters of the Berkeley Pit in Butte.

Historic Ship Build Brings Community Together

When the replica of explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo's historic flagship, the San Salvador, left land last week it left behind a legion of loyal volunteers.

This Beluga Whale Figuring Out It Can Scare Kids Is the Funniest Animal Trick Ever

We all have bad days where all we want to do is go home and not talk to another living soul for at least 12 hours. Which is why we feel this beluga whale's pain. It's ogled at through thick glass by aquarium-goers 'round the clock, rarely ever finding a private spot to call its own.

Watch: Shark Bites Kayak; Kayaker Bites Back

Fisherman love catching big fish. But when the catch is almost as long as the vessel you're in and has extremely sharp teeth the day makes for one heck of a story.

Blackbeard's Law Would Clarify Control of Media Rights to Shipwrecks

RALEIGH--Legislation pending in the state Senate could be called "Blackbeard's Law" because it appears inspired by an ongoing legal battle over the famous pirate's nearly 300-year-old shipwreck off the North Carolina coast.

Million-Dollar Find: Shipwreck's Golden Treasure Includes Very Rare Coin

Treasure hunters off the Florida coast recently pulled up the haul of a lifetime: nearly $1 million worth of gold coins and elaborate gold chains, as well as an extremely rare Spanish coin known as a "Tricentennial Royal."

Hatteras Yachts to Open New Sales Center at Pier Sixty-Six in Fort Lauderdale

New Bern, N.C., July 29, 2015--Hatteras Yachts will be moving its Hatteras Yacht Sales Center to the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six Hotel and Marina in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., this fall. The company will continue to operate the existing Hatteras/CABO Yacht Service Center at Billfish Marina in Fort Lauderdale.

Ocean Alexander Will Debut New Model Built in the United States

SEATTLE, WA--July 28, 2015--Alexander Marine International, the importer of Ocean Alexander yachts, is pleased to announce the design and construction of a new motoryacht model, the 70E, which will be built in Florida.

Baja California State Government Reinforces Permit Compliance for Sportfishing Activities

TIJUANA, B.C.--Tuesday, July 28, 2015--Sportfishing is one of the most important activities during this season in Baja California, and it is of utmost importance to comply with the requirements and permits established by the Mexican Government.

Black Jack Declared Overall Winner in Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

Black Jack, the V70 owned by Queensland yachtsman Peter Harburg, has been declared overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australias 384 nautical mile 2015 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

This Mega-Yacht Could Have Two Pools, Two Movie Theatres, Two Helipads, and Cost over $1 Billion

Even by the outlandish standards of the mega-yacht world, the Admiral X Force 145 could set a new standard for opulence.

Sir Patrick Stewart Gets Behind Effort to Collect Whale Mucus Using 'Snotbot' Drones

Gathering good biological data about whales can be difficult without bugging the big mammals with large planes, boats, tags, sampling darts or even biopsies and lethal study techniques. Instead, the Ocean Alliance wants to send custom drones to collect whale mucus--aka snot--for study and they've enlisted the help of Sir Patrick Stewart for the crowdfunding effort to finance the project.

 

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