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Barge crushes Loop boat at dock on ICW in Virginia Barge crushes Loop boat at dock on ICW in Virginia This is a story about having a dream, suffering some incredibly bad luck, and planning comeback in the face of adversity In April, after three years of saving and planning, Susan Pellett left her home in Riverview, Florida, just south of Tampa, to start the Great Loop on SuzieQ, her 1985, 21-foot Sport Craft. Now, on a rainy Friday morning in May, she was walking up the long face dock at the Atlantic Yacht Basin, a large, full-service marina at mile 12 of the Intracoastal Waterway in Chesapeake City, Virginia. by Peter Janssen Posted today at 3:05 pm Old4New Van notches up 100,000km and 20,000 lifejackets Old4New Van notches up 100,000km and 20,000 lifejackets Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today announced the Old4New life jacket programme Minister for Roads Maritime and Freight Melinda Pavey today announced the Old4New life jacket programme had exchanged more than 20,000 old lifejackets for new ones, spreading the ‘wear a lifejacket’ message. by Lance Northey Posted today at 6:07 am ASMEX and SCIBS put Australia in the limelight ASMEX and SCIBS put Australia in the limelight All eyes are on Australia this week as the 2017 ASMEX conference and Sanctuary Cove boat show get under way. With the 2017 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export (ASMEX) conference opening today, followed by the 29th Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS), Australia is taking centre stage in the global yacht market this week. by David Robinson Posted on 22 May Dynamiq builds first superyacht with Porsche DNA Dynamiq builds first superyacht with Porsche DNA Dynamiq has joined forces with Studio F.A. Porsche to create an exclusive series of all-aluminium superyachts Monegasque yacht builder Dynamiq has joined forces with Studio F.A. Porsche to create an exclusive series of all-aluminium superyachts imbued with Porsche DNA. by bedynamiq.com Posted on 22 May Queensland Marine Operator to display $10m plus range at SCIBS Queensland Marine Operator to display $10m plus range at SCIBS Brett Thurley, is gearing up for a $10 million plus display of vessels across a range of marques Queensland based boating industry identity, Brett Thurley, is gearing up for a $10 million plus display of vessels across a range of marques in what he says will be the largest showcase of new boats at the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. by Promedia Posted on 22 May ThunderCat Powerboat Racing Series returns to Bournemouth ThunderCat Powerboat Racing Series returns to Bournemouth Powerboats will be tearing through waves at Boscombe Pier on 20-21 May for third and fourth rounds of RYA P750 Nationals Powerboats will be tearing through the waves at Boscombe Pier on 20 - 21 May for the third and fourth rounds of the RYA P750 National Championship. by RYA Posted on 20 May Revisiting the Steins on the Great Loop – Too many prop problems Revisiting the Steins on the Great Loop – Too many prop problems On the one hand, the Steins are having the trip of a lifetime, cruising a bit more than half way around the Great Loop On the one hand, the Steins are having the trip of a lifetime, already cruising a bit more than half way around the Great Loop from their home in Chicago on their 57-foot Carver with their two young girls. On the other, there are the props… The Steins, Ben, Laura, Molly, 9, and Madelyn, 7, had owned their Carver 570 Voyager Have Another Day for three years before they left Chicago last Aug. 29 by Peter Janssen Posted on 20 May X-23294 Accon – Stylish pop-up LED bow lights save space X-23294 Accon – Stylish pop-up LED bow lights save space Boat designers have long wrestled with conflicting goals of creating clean, smooth lines while maintaining practicality. By folding down flush when not in use, Accon Marine's Pop-Up® LED bow lights achieve this balance. They keep the foredeck free of unsightly protrusions to preserve a boat's graceful profile without sacrificing functionality. by Accon Marine Posted on 19 May High water on the great lakes – Boom or bust for boaters? High water on the great lakes – Boom or bust for boaters? Boaters can find that deeper water under the keel may open a range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation With Great Lakes water levels on the rise and expected to continue to increase into summer, recreational boaters could find that deeper water under the keel may open a whole new range of cruising, fishing or sailing grounds to navigation. by BoatUS Posted on 19 May Bavaria Open Days 2017 – Exciting attractions and attractive offers Bavaria Open Days 2017 – Exciting attractions and attractive offers On 23 /24 June, Germany’s largest shipyard for sailing yachts & motorboats, will open its gates for Bavaria Open Days On 23 and 24 June, Germany’s largest shipyard for sailing yachts and motorboats, will open its gates for the Bavaria Open Days 2017. On these dates, customers, friends and fans can explore the most state-of-the art yacht production in the world, view 14 current models in the huge exhibition area, and, of course, learn a lot of interesting facts about yachting. by Bavaria Yachtbau Posted on 19 May BoatUS 2017 top 10 list of boat names and their meanings BoatUS 2017 top 10 list of boat names and their meanings BoatUS, issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list today, a tradition dating back a quarter decade. The nation’s largest recreational boating advocacy, services and safety group, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), issued its 2017 Top Ten Boat Names list today, a tradition dating back a quarter decade. The names come from tallying up requests for boat names to the BoatUS Graphics service, and each reveal much about the personality of the vessel’s owner. by D. Scott Croft Posted on 18 May Simrad launches new NAIS500 Class-B AIS Simrad launches new NAIS500 Class-B AIS Announcing a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder – the Simrad NAIS 500. Announcing a fully integrated, Class-B Automatic Identification System (AIS) transponder – the Simrad NAIS 500. Essential for navigating busy shipping lanes and congested ports, the NAIS 500 — which includes a dedicated GPS-500 receiver — is compact in size, lightweight and fully waterproof. It offers low power draw and features multiple connections for networking with any NSS, NSO by Luke Reilly Posted on 18 May The five seconds that can get a boater into trouble The five seconds that can get a boater into trouble National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off road for five seconds The National Highway Traffic Safety Commission says that sending or reading a text takes your eyes off the road for five seconds. On waterways across the country, recreational boaters know that five seconds is a world of time to get into trouble. by BoatUS Posted on 16 May Evinrude announces Earth Day celebration Evinrude announces Earth Day celebration BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today its corporate initiatives to celebrate Earth Day. BRP, a world leader in powersports, announced today its corporate initiatives to celebrate Earth Day. The Evinrude brand will take part in Milwaukee Riverkeeper’s 22nd Annual Spring River Cleanup held on Saturday by Evinrude Posted on 16 May Engine room fire sinks Bayliner 4788 on Tennessee River Engine room fire sinks Bayliner 4788 on Tennessee River It was a Saturday afternoon and Carter was about two miles from the Goose Pond Colony Resort and Marina. It was a Saturday afternoon and Carter was about two miles from the Goose Pond Colony Resort and Marina. by Peter Janssen / Cruising Odyssey Posted on 16 May Annapolis couple starts epic tour around the U.S. on Aspen power cat Annapolis couple starts epic tour around the U.S. on Aspen power cat And they started by heading north, to Juneau, Alaska, before planning to turn around and circle the U.S. And they’re off. After a year of planning, David Jenkins and his wife, Sue Ellen, from Annapolis, and his brother-in-law, Blake Eder, a professional delivery captain from North Carolina, just left Anacortes, Washington, on the start of their epic 10,000 nm cruise around the United States, on the Jenkins’ new 40-foot Aspen power catamaran Knot Wafflen’. by Cruising Odyssey Posted on 16 May Coast Guard partner agencies recover body of missing canoeist Coast Guard partner agencies recover body of missing canoeist Clinton County Dispatch notified Coast Guard Station Burlington, of three men who tipped their canoe and fell into water The Coast Guard and their partner agencies searched for and recovered the body of a missing canoeist Saturday after his canoe tipped in Malletts Bay, Vermont. Clinton County Dispatch notified Coast Guard Station Burlington at about 9:20 a.m., of three men who tipped their canoe and fell into the water. Two of the men swam to shore, but the third was missing. by Coast Guard First District Northeast Posted on 14 May Check your boat thoroughly and regularly before use Check your boat thoroughly and regularly before use Whether it is the start of your season, or the end should not matter when it comes to good procedures. Whether it is the start of your season, or the end should not matter when it comes to good procedures. All watercraft, of all types and sizes need preparation, and the simple checks are often easy to perform, quick, and best of all, help you avoid issues later on. by John Curnow Posted on 11 May Azimut Yachts to showcase five gems at Versilia Yachting Rendezvous Azimut Yachts to showcase five gems at Versilia Yachting Rendezvous Azimut|Benetti Group is attending Versilia Yachting Rendez-Vous the new international event in the luxury yacht industry The Group, world’s leading producer of luxury motor yachts, will be showcasing a remarkable 15 models, three by Benetti and twelve by Azimut Yachts. by Azimut Yachts Posted on 11 May Race for Water Odyssey - Kitting across the Atlantic Race for Water Odyssey - Kitting across the Atlantic After a month at sea, sailing from Lorient to Bermuda, crew of revolutionary Race for Water vessel has been learning art After a month at sea, sailing from Lorient to Bermuda, the crew of the revolutionary Race for Water vessel has been learning the art, and the science, of their high-altitude kite. Currently in the middle of the Atlantic, the Race for Water is averaging five knots towards Bermuda, which will be the first stopover of this five year Odyssey focused on promoting ocean preservation. by Race For Water Posted on 10 May
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