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Humminbird® Introduces New HELIX Fishfinder Family

EUFAULA, AL. (November 21, 2014) -- Continuing with the trend of offering anglers more features at a compelling value, Humminbird is proud to announce the launch of HELIX, a family of compact-format fishfinders that feature a best-in-class, widescreen color display and powerful, professional-grade features.

With Hand-Sewn Ships, Oman Revives a Glorious Maritime Past

These days, a visitor to the Persian Gulf sultanate of Oman is likely to be a pale European seeking some winter sun, or perhaps a diplomat seeking to broker a deal between longtime rivals such as, say, the U.S. and Iran. But Oman's reputation as a go-between is well-earned and stretches back centuries.

Friends May Have Found Boat From 1800s

SEASIDE, Ore. (KOIN 6) -- A piece of an old boat from as far back as the 1800s may have been found in Seaside by a couple of buddies armed with a metal detector.

Soccer Ball-Shaped Watercraft Makes U.S. Debut at Zoo Miami

MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- Have you ever said to yourself, "Hey, I like soccer and I like boating. Why isn't there a soccer ball-shaped watercraft?" Well, the strange desire to hybridize a ball and boating has materialized and it's finally stateside.

Row, Row, Row Your Boat Gently Down the Ice?

After being stuck in snow and ice for nearly two weeks, a boat has finally been rescued. Aime Katcheconias left his boat at the docks in front of Q104, which quickly froze. Fortunately, his friend, Innes Sandy is the ice rescue expert.

Boating in Paradise: Prepare Pets For a Boat Excursion

Boating with dogs and cats aboard your boat can be fun. But before you head out, your pet should receive some initial preparation if it's to be the first boat trip for your pet.

Sea Tow International Presents 2014 Sea Tow Awards For Franchise of the Year and Other Honors

West Palm Beach, Fla., November 19, 2014 -- Sea Tow Services International Inc., the nation's leading on-water assistance provider, announced the winners of three prestigious annual awards at the Sea Tow Awards Banquet on Nov. 18, 2014. The event capped the organization's 2014 Annual Meeting, which brought Sea Tow operators and team members from across the country to West Palm Beach, Fla., November 17-19 for three days of training, education and networking.

New Volvo Penta Next-Generation Marine Gasoline Engines

(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Nov. 19, 2014 -- (Marine NewsWire) Volvo Penta today announced the introduction of the first two models of its next-generation sterndrive marine gasoline engines.

Familiar Faces Hard at Work to Resurrect the Historic Schooner 'Nathaniel Bowditch'

THOMASTON, Maine -- By mid-summer 2015, Noah and Jane Barnes hope to have the historic schooner Nathaniel Bowditch back in the water, plying Maine's Penobscot Bay with guests aboard once again.

Fish Tales: When Will Beal Use His Handmade Net?

In the interregnum between the golden days of late October and wintry onset of early November, Richard Beal built a new flounder trawl net for the Explorer II. By hand, by himself. An assembly line of one.

Hurricane Katrina Hero Gets Married Near Rescue Boat

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) -- It's happily ever after for a Hurricane Katrina hero.

National Museum of the Pacific War Receives LCVP Higgins Boat for Restoration

Last Friday the National Museum of the Pacific War and Admiral Nimitz Foundation received a LCVP Higgins Boat, which they will restore and put on exhibit down at the Pacific Combat Zone.

Flash Catamarans Puts a Two-Story Luxury Apartment on Two Hulls

In designing the new Flash Cat 67SC, Spain's Flash Catamarans has attempted to redefine the shape and packaging of the large, dual-hulled vessel. To do so, it's lifted the cabin space out from its stuffy confines below deck, offering an open, airy interior with big picture-window views out to sea. The wide, above-deck design also provides better accessibility for disabled passengers.

Carteret County Duo Sets Speed Record at Boat-Building Competition

After setting a world record for building a Carolina Bateau in just two hours and 12 minutes, it seemed that Bobby Staab and Josh Fulp had achieved all that they could in the world of wooden boat building.

Truck Traffic in Mind, Port Agency Considers Plans for a Slow Boat to Brooklyn

The potatoes about to cross New York Harbor had completed all but the last few miles of their journey by rail from Idaho. To get to their final destination, though, they had to be rolled onto a piece of transportation technology straight out of the 19th century: a slow barge to Brooklyn.