Safety on the water is important to the marine industry, but accidents happen. Builders, dealers, boatyards and other marine businesses can learn from them.


VIDEO: Mystery yacht intrigues coastal N.H. town

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.

Sailboat owned by Google chairman’s wife sinks

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.

VIDEO: Boating deaths mar Memorial Day weekend

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.

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