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Hawaii investigates Maui boatyard's storage business

posted: 4/21/2015

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — The state has started an investigation into a Lahaina boatyard's practice of collecting storage fees from boaters near the Mala boat ramp.


Serenity Tops BoatUS List of 10 Most Popular Boat Names for 2014

posted: 4/18/2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (LOG NEWS SERVICE) — For the second year in a row, Serenity has topped the Boat Owners Association of the United States (BoatUS) Top Ten Boat Names list.

Man found in good health after missing at sea for 66 days

posted: 4/17/2015

PORTSMOUTH, Virginia (AP) — In good condition with no signs of sunburn, dehydration or other ailments, a man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off North Carolina's coast and walked away from a hospital just hours later.

Mexico fuel price up 3 percent, but Peso down

Capt. Pat Rains  |  posted: 4/15/2015

Boaters can expect to pay a little more for a gallon of diesel in Mexico this year than they paid last year, but the exact amount depends on where and when you fill up. 

A new type of houseboat

A new type of houseboat

posted: 4/14/2015

LONDON — Boat owners who are looking to step up their boating game can invest in a specially designed floating structure that provides the opportunity to have a house on the water, while being kind to environment.

There’s an app for that

There’s an app for that

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 4/9/2015

SAN DIEGO — Boaters should not expect a cell phone to autonomously navigate a boat or a mobile device to double as live bait or a fishing rod. 

Ethanol Reform: eliminate mandates or cap requirements?

Ethanol Reform: eliminate mandates or cap requirements?

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 4/9/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Federal legislators in Washington, D.C. seem to agree the Renewable Fuel Standard needs to be reformed, as demonstrated by a pair of bills currently circulating in both houses of Congress. 

Boating and fishing bill clears U.S. Senate committee

Boating and fishing bill clears U.S. Senate committee

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 4/9/2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A bipartisan group of senators from the Midwest and Atlantic Seaboard introduced a bill March 23 to restore funding for boater safety and sport fish restoration programs.

Boating Caucus chair Candice Miller to retire

posted: 4/7/2015

Rep. Candice Miller (R-Mich.), who has been co-chair of the Congressional Boating Caucus since the 110th Congress, will not seek re-election in 2016, she announced Thursday, March 5.

Coast Guard: 1,100 instances of poaching by Mexican boats in Gulf

posted: 4/4/2015

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The Coast Guard says recent poaching in U.S. waters represents some of the 1,100 instances of illegal fishing by Mexican boats recorded each year in the Gulf.

Abandoned sailboat becomes a custom food boat

Abandoned sailboat becomes a custom food boat

Ambrosia Brody  |  posted: 4/2/2015

CHRISTMAS COVE, Virgin Islands — Getting a pizza fix while on the water is no longer a problem for boaters out on Christmas Cove in the Virgin Islands. 

Pioneer French woman sailor killed in helicopter crash in remote Argentina

posted: 4/1/2015

PARIS (AP) — Florence Arthaud — a pioneer in woman’s sailing —  was killed when two helicopters filming a European reality show crashed in a remote part of Argentina. She was 57.

San Diego Marine Group dive boat delivery crew rescues diver

posted: 3/29/2015

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Capt. Peter Horner and crew members Josh Clark and Matthew Haskell of San Diego-based Marine Group Boat Works, a boat builder of various workboats, were on their way to delivering the fourth newly built dive boat to the Navy when they saw a series of what looked like emergency flashlight signals in the water.

Floating strip club’s latest trouble: Human waste disposal

Floating strip club’s latest trouble: Human waste disposal

Associated Press  |  posted: 3/18/2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Almost from the moment a converted crabbing boat became a floating strip club off the shore of an Alaska island, it’s been beset by legal tangles over safety rules and liquor laws. Now there are allegations that it’s been dumping human waste into a harbor.

AB 539 proposes allowing search warrants to test a boat operator’s blood alcohol level

AB 539 proposes allowing search warrants to test a boat operator’s blood alcohol level

Parimal M. Rohit  |  posted: 3/12/2015

SACRAMENTO — Boaters might be subjected to drawing blood sooner than being required to carry a vessel operator card in the latest iteration of a boater safety bill to be considered in Sacramento.

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