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Mercury Marine Produces 75,000th Verado L6 Outboard Engine

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Sept. 29, 2014) -- Mercury Marine, the world leader in commercial and recreational marine propulsion and technology, has produced its 75,000th Verado L6 outboard engine. The Verado six-cylinder was first launched in 2005 and covered 200 to 275 hp; the Verado family now includes up to 300 hp outboard engines. Mercury Marine has manufactured more than 15 million engines since the company was founded in 1939.


This is the Boat You Need to Take You to Your Megayacht

Last year, the Vero Beach, Fla., yacht-tender builder Novurania launched Custom One Tenders, a new division dedicated to producing semicustom and bespoke boats. Following the successful introduction of the sub-brand's first vessel, the Coach 31, last fall at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Custom One Tenders recently debuted its sophomore effort, the Coach 27.

It was Moving Day for Sapphire the Sea Turtle

MIAMI -- Sapphire the sea turtle was on the move on Thursday.

Destin’s ‘Largest Artifact’ in Need of Restoration

DESTIN, Fla. -- One of Destin's oldest fishing boats, the Primrose, has greeted visitors to the Destin History and Fishing Museum for decades.

Community Member Donates Life Vest for Coast Guard Dog

DESTIN, Fla. -- Rudder, a 4-year-old black Labrador retriever, has a new addition to his wardrobe.

What Drives a Man to Row His Boat to Alaska?

Steve Price is a driven man.

As Central Park Gondolier, He Helms a Love Boat

Dusk was descending on Central Park Lake when a couple from Connecticut stepped onto Andres Garcia-Pena's gondola.

A Big Mac From a Little Boat

Jon Cunningham picked a good time to hook into his biggest fish ever.

Mercury Pro Greg Hackney Wraps up B.A.S.S. Angler of the Year

ESCANABA, Mich. -- Sept. 23, 2014 -- Around January of every year, Mercury pro Greg Hackney sits down at his home in Gonzalez, La., and makes a checklist of goals for the upcoming bass season. The Top-3 list for the 2014 season was the same as it's always been: Qualify for the Bassmaster Classic, win an event on one of the two major tours (the B.A.S.S. Elite Series or FLW Tour), and win an Angler of the Year title.

Short on Time, Famed SS United States Makes Final Push to Return Home to New York

NEW YORK -- Time is nearly up to save America's Flagship. With 2,000 jobs and hundreds of millions of dollars in economic activity hanging in the balance, America's Flagship, the SS United States, is making her final push to return home to New York in time to avoid being sold for scrap. The SS United States Conservancy, the non-profit organization that owns the legendary 990-foot-long liner, has announced it will need to make a determination about the ship's future by the end of this month unless resources are found in short order to help cover the vessel's ongoing maintenance costs.

Teen Uses Remote-Controlled Boat to Catch Fish in Neighborhood Pond

Frequent YouTube poster Kyle TheFishWhisperer has caught catfish in storm sewers, fed and caught bass with his bare hands and successfully used gummy-worm candy as bait.

High-Tech Watercraft Transforms From Monohull, to Catamaran, to Trimaran, to Hydrofoil

The Kormoran from the Austrian company of the same name can speed on (and above) the water as a catamaran, trimaran, monohull and hydrofoil, making it one of the most versatile vessels to ever hit the high seas. A pair of hydraulically actuated hulls allows it to transform before your eyes, even while in motion.

Soon You Can Tour the USS Constitution From Behind Your Desk

"Old Ironsides" will be dry-docked in the Charlestown Navy Yard for the next three years undergoing necessary repairs, severely restricting visitors who want to learn more about the boat's history from accessing certain parts of the ship.

On the Job: Hodgdon Yachts Takes Pride in Wooden Boats

Hodgdon Yachts, a boat and yacht builder based in East Boothbay, was founded in 1816. Employee Chip Haggett constructs half models, which were previously used as a sort of blueprint for boat makers.

Chaparral and Robalo Boats Honored on 50th Anniversary

NASHVILLE, GA 9/18/2014 -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal celebrated the 50th anniversary of Chaparral Boats by presenting founder Buck Pegg and president Jim Lane a special commendation at Chaparral and Robalo's headquarters in Nashville, Ga.