An independent naval architect reported that a 90-foot vessel that overturned during its launch, and subsequently went viral on video, was stable.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
In the wake of the May 18 launch and capsize of a custom 90-foot expedition yacht in Anacortes, Wash., the founder and former owner of Northern Marine issued a statement.
Among the rumors about an empty and motorless 70-foot yacht that crashed into the marsh in Hampton Beach, N.H., were that it was to be blown up for a Denzel Washington movie, that it was a pornography film set and that it was a drug-smuggling vessel.
A weekend boating accident on Lake Michigan left a woman dead and a man in critical condition.
New Jersey saw accidents and fatalities increase last year despite substantial decreases in boating accidents nationwide.
A 46-foot classic wooden sailboat owned by Wendy Schmidt, wife of Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, caught fire and sank off Rhode Island on Friday while returning to Nantucket, Mass., according to the Coast Guard.
New World Yacht Builders LLC, the Anacortes, Wash., company that does business as Northern Marine, commented on the disastrous May 18 launch of a new custom 90-foot expedition yacht.
Good weather throughout most of the country had pleasure boaters taking to the water during the long Memorial Day weekend, with many in the north splashing their boats for the first time after a long, hard winter.
Veteran Philadelphia Phillies catcher Carlos Ruiz helped save the lives of childhood friends after their fishing boat capsized in their native Panama.
Video has emerged of Sunday’s capsize upon launch of a $10 million expedition yacht in Anacortes, Wash., and it seems to reveal that the launch was troubled before the hull ever touched the water.