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The marine industry is a global enterprise. Builders, dealers, marinas, equipment manufacturers and other businesses are found worldwide, and there are major boat shows on all continents.

Bahamas Billfish Championship gets under way

The 42-year-old Bahamas Billfish Championship started this morning with the Guana Cay Championship as 21 boats are set to compete over four tournaments from April through June in the Abacos.

Robin Knox-Johnston aboard Suhaili at the finish of the 1968 Sunday Times Golden Globe Race. Photo by Bill Rowntree/PPL.

VIDEO: ‘Retro’ Golden Globe Race planned for 2018

To mark the 50th anniversary of the first solo non-stop circumnavigation under sail achieved by Sir Robin Knox-Johnston during the 1968-69 Sunday Times Golden Globe Yacht Race, a new Golden Globe Race is set to start from Falmouth, England on June 14, 2018 — the same day and month that Knox-Johnston set out on his…more

Arrests made in Mediterranean fishing-boat capsize

The captain and a member of the crew of an overloaded fishing boat that capsized and sank in the Mediterranean Sea during the weekend, killing hundreds of migrants seeking refuge in Europe, were arrested on suspicion of “reckless shipwreck, multiple manslaughter [and] abetting clandestine immigration,” an Italian prosecutor’s office said today.

Crew sets sail speed record on Newport-to-Bermuda route

Lending Club CEO Renaud Laplanche co-skipper Ryan Breymaier and the crew of the 105-foot trimaran Lending Club 2 said they established a new world sailing speed record today for the 635-nautical-mile course from Castle Hill Lighthouse, in Newport, R.I., to Kitchen Shoal Beacon in Bermuda.

Nautical Ventures sponsors angler exchange program with China

Nautical Venture Group, along with Hobie Kayak representative Doug Sparks, are spearheading an angler exchange program between the United States and China, resulting in the joint sponsorship of two international Extreme Kayak Fishing tournaments.

Burmese migrant fisherman freed from capitivity

The same trawlers that had enslaved countless migrant fishermen for years carried more than 300 of them to freedom on Saturday, following a dramatic rescue from a remote Indonesian island that many men believed would likely be their final resting place.

Sailing record set on English Channel

The San Francisco-based Lending Club said Wednesday that CEO Renaud Laplanche and co-skipper Ryan Breymaier established a new world speed sailing record across the English Channel.

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