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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.

Kind Kayak Donation Keeps Teacher Paddling

A two-seater kayak has allowed a group of friends at Tannum Sands to continue its tradition of kayaking together every Sunday morning.

Mile 533 Finishes Nina Replica Ship Repairs, Returns Her to Corpus Christi Bay

Nina, the Columbus replica ship, has returned home to Corpus Christi Bay after spending eight weeks at Mile 533 Marine Ways in Aransas Pass. Nina received a new "bottom job" after hull repair was completed.

The First Wooden Crab Boat Built in Norfolk for 25 Years Makes its Debut Sailing

The first wooden crab boat to be built in Norfolk for a quarter of a century made her maiden voyage today. 'Auk' was launched from Morston Quay by boatbuilder, David Hewitt and his apprentice, 17-year-old Tom Gathercole. They'd spent nearly 1500 hours constructing the vessel at the Stiffkey boatyard for local fishing enthusiast, Henry Faire.

Local Group Floats an Entertaining Idea

A group of six local residents hopes to purchase a historic showboat and bring it to Madison.

Venice Captain Boats 225-Pound Yellowfin Tuna, Louisiana's Ninth-Largest Ever

Every angler has a list of spots or areas that are regular producers and get checked on most trips. But it's never a bad idea to keep your eyes peeled when heading to and from those spots.

Chatham Readies for Filming of Dramatic 1952 Pendleton Rescue

CHATHAM, Mass. -- Over 60 years ago, what is known as the greatest small-boat rescue in Coast Guard history occurred off the shore of this seaside town, when waves from a severe nor'easter snapped a 503-foot tanker in two.

Dallas Man Nearing End of 4,000-Mile Canoe Trip

Days into his months-long canoe trip down the spine of America, Keith Lynch's boat capsized.