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$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.

Correct Craft Acquires Two Engine Companies

ORLANDO, FL (October 20, 2014) -- Correct Craft announced it has acquired the companies who manufacture both PCM Marine Engines and Crusader Engines. The acquisition became effective on Oct., 16, 2014.

NMRA Awards Scholarship to Promising Yacht Design Student

NMRA Awards Scholarship to Promising Yacht Design Student

Encouraging growth in the marine industry, the National Marine Representatives Association (NMRA) recently awarded two scholarships to students pursuing careers in the field. Noah Luff of Ventura, Calif., is one of the recipients of the association's $500 scholarship. Keith LaMarr and Chris Martorana of Macaroni Marketing made the presentation.

Mercury Marine Introduces Repower Revolution Promotion

FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Mercury Marine has introduced its "Repower Revolution" promotion that offers consumers a choice between promotional financing for repower engines and repower rebate dollars upon purchase of a qualifying engine. The Mercury Repower Financing Program launched in September laid the groundwork for the Repower Revolution promotion and offers repower-engine financing to credit-worthy consumers.

Progressive Insurance Announces New Boat Coverage in Florida

MAYFIELD VILLAGE, Ohio -- The Progressive Group of Insurance Cos. is introducing a lineup of new coverage options in Florida. Sign Glide On-Water Towing, Propulsion Plus, Trailer Trip Interruption and Total Loss Coverage for PWCs are designed to provide customers with a carefree boating experience.

Plymouth Couple Build Themselves a Catamaran

PLYMOUTH, Mass. -- Freedom. Being able to travel and take everything with you. Being able to take your home with you anywhere you go.

Medina Junk Boat Float Raises Awareness About Aquatic Pollution

MEDINA, Ohio -- Christopher Columbus probably would have turned up his nose if any of the "boats" assembled next to the Forest Meadows pavilion this morning had sought to join the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria on his historic voyage.

Sunken World War II German U-boat and Freighter Found off Coast of Cape Hatteras

A team of researchers has discovered the wreck of a German U-boat and one of the ships it sank during a fierce World War II battle off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced Tuesday.

How to Build a Boat in 24 Hours

James Bowthorpe, an artist, activist, filmmaker, furniture maker, and father, flew from the UK to New York last week to take part in The Feast, a two-day summit focused on creativity and social impact. Bowthorpe had a goal: to build a boat made from the waste of the conference, and then paddle it from Red Hook (where The Feast took place) to Battery Park and back again. To make it a proper challenge, Bowthorpe set a few rules: all building materials had to come from dumpsters within a one-block radius of the conference at Pioneer Works; the tools he brought with him had to fit in his carry-on bag; and, perhaps the easiest one, he had to do it in 24 hours.

Master Boat Builders Compete at Georgetown Wooden Boat Show

The Georgetown wooden boat show was a two-day event for the first time in its 25-year existence. It was also the first time masters of boat building competed head-to-head.

Coast Guard Foundation to Honor Heroics and Mission Excellence in Miami

New York City -- The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to the education and welfare of all Coast Guard members and their families, announced today that its annual Tribute to the United States Coast Guard Seventh District will take place November 13 at the Marriott Biscayne Bay in Miami.