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Salem Artist Scores Deal for Second Wooden Houseboat

Kerry Elwood had just one hope when he took his hand-crafted houseboat from Salem to Port Townsend, Wash., for the annual Wooden Boat Festival: To come back with a contract to build one for someone else.


Haunted Boat Tours Taking Place on Lake Fort Smith

(KFSM) -- Enjoy the fall foliage while aboard a Haunted Boat Tour at Lake Fort Smith State Park. Interpreter Joe Hamilton will be your tour guide.

Three South Floridians Have Submarine, Will Travel

Hunt for sunken treasure? Sample deep-sea creatures for scientific study? Produce an eye-catching TV commercial?

One Hundred Canoes Later

Rick Nash says he's lost track of how many boats he's built.

Wooden Boat Building Gets a New Lease of Life in Tasmania

The new owners of the historic Wooden Boat Centre in southern Tasmania want to secure boat-building skills with new training programs.

Bluewater Warriors Shares the Joy of Being on the Water

For many injured military veterans, being able to go boating is a treasured experience.

How a Student With Autism Taught Me to Kayak

Daniel Hernandez is a 10th grader with striking eyes and a ready smile who is prone to answer questions with a polite "Yes, ma'am." This young man, who is 16, used to be described as "shy," but he knows a lot about kayaking: how to set up the seats, put the oars together and how to get in without flipping it over. He knows how to steer the small vessel right, left, and how to stop.

2014 SOBA Annual Awards Honor Leaders in Boating Access

CHICAGO, IL -- October 27, 2014 -- The States Organization for Boating Access (SOBA) presented its annual awards during the SOBA Conference Oct. 8, 2014, in North Little Rock, Ark. The 2014 award recipients are as follows:

Sea Ray Earns Four More Awards for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (Oct. 24, 2014) -- Sea Ray has been recognized for excellence in customer satisfaction for the 10th year in a row, earning four 2014 Customer Satisfaction Index (CSI) Awards from the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and bringing the company's total to an unprecedented 59 CSI Awards over the years of the honor.

5 Key Steps to Winterizing Your Boat

The end of summer is always a somber occasion. Kids have returned to school, people have begun to bundle up and suddenly it's time to store your most valuable recreational asset: your boat. While every captain has his own method for preparing the vessel for winter, here are a few key steps you must take to ensure your favorite first mate will survive the winter frost.

$4 Billion in Boats to Anchor at 55th Annual Fort Lauderdale Boat Show

More than $4 billion worth of boats -- runabouts, sportfishers, high-performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes and super-yachts, to name a few -- will be on display for the 55th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

This Pedestrian Bridge Folds Up Like a Fan When a Boat Needs to Sail Under

Most of the time, the new Merchant Square pedestrian bridge in London looks like an ordinary--and even boring--crossing. But watch when a boat comes by: The bridge slowly folds up like a Japanese fan.

Ancient Roman Boat May Be Over 2,000 Years Old

COMACCHIO, Italy (NBC/EBU) -- Italian archeologists said Tuesday they have unearthed the remains of an ancient Roman boat that could be over 2,000 years old. The excavation is being performed in Comacchio, an area that experts say is ripe with archeological material.

Team Nautique Travels to El Salvador as Part of the “Nautique Cares” Initiative

Team Nautique Travels to El Salvador as Part of the “Nautique Cares” Initiative

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 22, 2014) -- Over the past few days, Team Nautique athletes, dealers and employees traveled from Orlando, Fla., to El Salvador and served as part of the Nautique Cares initiative.

NMMA Dissatisfied with U.S. Court of Appeals Decision to Dismiss Recreational Boating Industry Concerns About E15

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Oct. 22, 2014 -- The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is disappointed by the decision released on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to dismiss the recreational boating industry's challenge of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) rule regarding misfueling mitigation plans surrounding the sale of E15. The case specifically challenged the EPA's plans to prevent misfueling including the use of what NMMA believes is a highly inadequate pump warning label amongst other insufficient means.