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Seattle Boat Co. Named to 2014 Boating Industry Top 100 List, Ranked No. 5

SEATTLE -- November 26, 2014 -- Seattle Boat Co. announced it has been ranked number five in Boating Industry's annual list of Top 100 dealers in North America. The Top 100 is an annual list of dealerships that are unsurpassed in business operations, professionalism, marketing tactics, customer service and more. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Boating Industry Top 100 program. Seattle Boat has been in the top 20 of the Top 100 list all 10 years. Only one other Washington state dealer made the list this year.


Commissioners, Public Tour the Harbor Together

About 50 people boarded a Balboa Island ferry over the weekend for a unique tour of the harbor.

Promises Made, Promises Kept

TACOMA, Wash. -- In Tacoma, juvenile offenders are making a promise to turn their lives around, thanks to a program that's teaching them to build boats -- and much, much more. They're enrolled in a program called Tacoma Community Boat Builders.

Local Men Attempting to Row 2,340-Mile Mississippi River: “We Smell the Sea”

Monday morning the local men attempting to row the length of the Mississippi River posted a short message on Twitter and Facebook: "... We smell the sea."

Underwater Robot Provides First Detailed, High-Resolution 3D Maps of Antarctic Sea Ice

Antarctic scientists have combined measurements provided by an underwater robot with existing satellite data to show that Antarctic sea ice may be thicker than previously thought. Their first-of-a-kind high-resolution 3D maps cover over 500,000 square meters (5.4 million sq ft) in the Weddell, Bellingshausen, and Wilkes Land sectors of Antarctica, and they reveal heavy deformation in all three near-coastal regions that produces mean sea-ice draft (thickness of the submerged part of the ice) far in excess of ice drilling and ship-based measurements. This is a big leap forward in our ability to understand why and how the ice is changing on both small and large scales.

Rescue Plan for a Marooned Miami Stadium

MIAMI -- In a young city predisposed to wrecking and rebuilding, impressive works of architecture can sometimes be discarded as effortlessly as last year's runway accessories.

Map of Endangered Shark's Wanderings Could Aid Conservation

A young hammerhead's 10.5-month journey through the Gulf of California reveals that the endangered shark often swam outside of protected areas, according to a new research that suggests key areas where protection could help the species survive.

Dana Point Harbor All Set to Glow for Holiday Boat Parade

Dana Point's 40th annual boat parade sets sail on Dec. 5 in the harbor, with up to 90 boats each night decked out with lights, inflatable holiday characters and sea creatures.

Six Surprising Reasons to be Thankful for the Sea

The oceans provides us with most of the oxygen we breath, much of the food we eat, and even all the water we drink, which has passed countless times through the seas.

2015 Vancouver Boat Show Kicks Off The Boating Season

Vancouver, BC -- Western Canada's largest boat show, the Vancouver International Boat Show, is returning in the New Year, giving boaters an early start to the upcoming season. Running Wednesday, Jan. 21 to Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, the 53rd annual event will host more than 250 exhibitors showcasing the best and biggest selection of boats and boating products.

Salvage Beast

Every ocean voyage involves risk. This has always been, and will always be. Currently about 100,000 large merchant ships sail the seas. If past patterns hold, during the next 10 years some 25,000 of them will be categorized as insurance casualties. Another 1,600 will be lost -- roughly one ship every two and a half days. Some fraud is involved, but most of the losses are real. Though safety is said to be improving, it is evident that the oceans remain wild and will not soon be tamed.

A Boat That Could be Something, Maybe

In June The Sherman, a colorful, if long-in-the tooth 1922 steam ferry, was towed from Burlingame to Stockton's waterfront. An investor announced plans to open it as a restaurant.

Small 'Underwater Pompeii' Found off Greek Island

Remains of an ancient settlement, complete with a ruined pottery workshop, have been found on the bottom of the Aegean sea off the small island of Delos, the Greek ministry of culture has announced.

Soldiers, Veterans Find Healing With 'Boats for Heroes'

SEATTLE, Wash. -- There's an Enumclaw man who is using the lessons of fishing and boating to help heal veterans and soldiers who have mental and physical trauma from serving our country overseas.

Thrilling Moment Acrobatic Humpback Whales Lunge Out of Pacific Ocean

A group of tourists has had a wildlife encounter they will never forget while watching a humpback whale feeding frenzy that was caught on camera.

 

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