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.
Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.
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.
The British press is reporting that the crew of a pleasure boat taking part in the Atlantic Ocean search for the missing sailboat Cheeki Rafiki has found what could be debris from the boat.
It almost hurts to watch as the Danish cargo ship Skansanes runs hard aground into the rocky coast in Storfjord, Norway.
Six people escaped serious injury Sunday evening when a new 85-foot yacht built by Northern Marine Industries capsized immediately after it was launched in Anacortes, Wash.
A strong wind carried the scent of smoke across the docks at the Rhode Island Yacht Club in Cranston late Saturday night as boaters slept during the first warm weekend of the boating season.
Safe boating is an ongoing priority for the marine industry, and that includes stressing the importance of training and education to help boaters avoid accidents.