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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.

Police Officer Hoping to Solve Mystery of Sunken Schooner

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. -- If loose lips sink ships, it's a mystery why no one can explain the story behind a shipwreck off the bank of the Connecticut River.

Life on the Rock: Boat-Building

The sailboat sat on a patch of grass just outside the one-room workshop on Williams Street, green paint shining on the lapstrake hull. The boatwright stood nearby, indulging his visitor in a snapshot and explaining the boat's details to him.

Replica of a 1923 Fishing Schooner Sets Sail

PANAMA CITY, Fla. -- A man known for building large commercial vessels has been working on a project a little closer to heart.

Newport News Shipbuilding Launches Submarine Warner Into James River

The submarine John Warner has hit the water.

Model Boat Dating Back More Than 100 Years Rediscovered at Arlington Court

It's funny what you can sometimes find, lurking in a darkened corner, caked in a layer of dust. Such was the case at Arlington Court when they discovered a model ship hiding at the back of a storeroom during conservation work.

Delray Beach Artist Building Studio/Gallery -- On Barge off Peanut Island

Something curious is rising out of the Intracoastal waters off Palm Beach County's Peanut Island.

Driverless Search-and-Rescue Boat Can Think for Itself in Crises

There's no shortage of online chatter about driverless cars, but on the other side of the world a team of young roboticists have been working hard on the world's first driverless search-and-rescue boat. Originating from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the team are designing vessels that can search for oil slicks, track down missing debris, and rescue anyone whos gone overboard.

Building a Lifelong Dream

It was a sunny day in Brooklyn, New York, in the year 1947. A boy of six years old was going to visit his grandfather and grandmother. His grandfather's name was Frank J. Bert, the same as the boy's. Whenever he would visit his grandfather's home this boy would always explore the house in great detail, but his favorite thing in the house was a 6-foot-long model sailboat that his grandfather had built.

Belle Getting Shipshape for Anniversary

Nearly every moment that the Belle of Louisville isn't sailing, its crew is devoting full effort to prepping the Historic National Landmark and iconic symbol of Louisville for a planned celebration of the 100th anniversary of its launching.

Ripley's Wooden Ferrari Looks Like a Car, Rides Like a Boat

One of the world's strangest boats just made a big splash in San Diego: A replica of a Ferrari F50 made completely out of pine.

Where's the Boat? Check Out the Transparent Kayak

You've heard of glass-bottomed boats. Now make way for the glass-bottomed kayak.

MH370 Deep-Sea Hunt Resumes With Boat Heading to Crash Zone

The first boat being used in a resumed deep-sea search for Malaysian Airline System Bhd. (MAS) flight 370 has embarked for the southern Indian Ocean, as investigators said three zones would be a priority.

Canoe Believe It? Grans Take on a 60-Mile Paddle!

Two determined grandmothers have set themselves "a crazy challenge" -- to paddle a canoe along a canal for 60 miles.

Nuts About Boats

Paul Lagier and his late father Fred have had a lifelong passion for building boats in their back yards -- 44 of them -- with the latest about to be towed out of his almond orchard en route to the docks at the Port in Stockton.