Latest Boating News

Crownline Boats Launches the 270 SS--a New Bowrider

Stress relief is as close as your nearest lake. Crownline's new 270 SS is sleek, sexy and designed for fast action--wakeboarding, waterskiing, tubing--or cruising and relaxing. Either way, this new bowrider will have you and your family begging to spend every spare moment on the water.

Mercury Marine Wins Innovation Prize at China (Zhoushan Archipelago) International Boat Show

China (August 3, 2015) Mercury Marine was recently honored with the annual Innovation Prize of Propulsion System award at the China (Zhoushan Archipelago) International Boat Show for its 350 hp Verado outboard engine.

Mercury Marine to Release new Flo-Torq Propeller hub System

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (July 29, 2015) Mercury Marine introduces the Flo-Torq SSR HD, a propeller hub system designed to improve shift noise and vibration on high-horsepower outboards that use a heavy-duty 1.25-inch propeller shaft.

Where to Kayak in Colorado--No Matter Your Level

Summer is in full swing, and the state's rivers are primed for kayaking after all the recent rain. While paddlers might be thrilled to seize the opportunity to run a few stretches, with the waters high, it's more important than ever to keep safety first.

Grab a Kayak and Explore Tranquil, Majestic Cypress Creek

The concept is simple: Grab your paddle with both hands spread a little wider than your shoulders and center it.

CFCC Students Hone Boat-Building Skills, Public Can Buy the Finished Product

Jean-Luc Desreumaux grabbed the tiller of the seafoam-green boat and carefully set the sail for a brief tour of the waters around the Cape Fear Community College dock. He wasnt going far; the purpose was to show off the handmade wooden craft, one of several creations that soon will be for sale to the public all products of the colleges boat-building programs.

New $5.5M Boat Factory Brings 238 Jobs to Newberry County

Whitmire, SC (WLTX)--The Sea Pro Boats company announced today a new manufacturing facility to be built in Newberry County.

Researchers Look to the Boxfish for New Body Armor Materials

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are taking inspiration from nature in the search for new materials that could one day be used to create more effective body armor.

Chapman Schools of Seamanship in Stuart Teaches Teens Boat Safety

STUART, Fla. - Every lesson learned at the Chapman school of Seamanship in Stuart could be a life saving one.

Fort Myers-Built Boat Aims to set Keys to Havana Record

The only thing that stands between Mark McManus and his race boat setting a record Saturday between Key West and Havana is garbage and weather.

Humminbird ChartSelect Expands

EUFAULA, AL. (July 27, 2015) ChartSelect has once again added more exclusive lake maps available as individual downloads. These maps are not available anywhere else. Learn more below or by checking out

Surfer Attempts one of World's Heaviest Waves While on Fire

As one of the worlds greatest surfers Jamie O'Brien has pretty much done it all. He's tamed waves in Mexico, Indonesia, Fiji and Hawaii, lived his entire life at Pipeline and regularly competes in the biggest and most prestigious surfing competitions on offer.

Boat Rides Offered as Thanks to Veterans

LOUDON--Dozens of veterans and volunteers took to the waters of Tellico and Fort Loudoun lakes Saturday for the second annual BoatRides4Vets event.

A Sinking 3D Printed Boat is one of the Winners in the Thingiverse 'Make it Float' Challenge

Individuals who tend to think inside of the box, and then there are people like Filip Sjoo, who would rather think way outside of the box. This was the case for his 3D printed dishwasher, which we reported on back in February, and it's also the case with his clothing design company, Headface.

Cat Rescued After One Hour Underwater on Sunken Boat in Lake Havasu

No one knows what River was doing on a low-profile power boat, adrift on Lake Havasu this weekend. Very few cats long for the lakes open waters. Now River a name given to her by the Western Arizona Humane Society--longs for it even less so.