Coast Guard Statistics Show Curbing Alcohol, Wearing Life Jackets Could Drastically Reduce Boating Fatalities

With Labor Day coming up, the U.S. Coast Guard has released its annual tally of boating casualty statistics that could help keep you safe if you're hitting the water for some fun this weekend. The Coast Guard's 2018 Recreational Boating Statistics Report shows that the number boating fatalities decreased by 3.8 percent last year to 633 fatalities nationwide. Recreational … [Read more...]

Two Rescued After Yacht Collides with Cargo Ship in English Channel

Two yachtsmen had to be rescued early Wednesday morning after their vessel collided with a cargo ship in the English Channel off Dungeness, Kent. The HM Coastguard reports that it received a MAYDAY call from the yacht following the collision which happened just after 4:10 a.m. on Wednesday. Dungeness RNLI lifeboat rescued the two from the yacht and both are reported … [Read more...]

Tariffs Causing Problems for America’s Recreational Boat-Building Industry

By Reade Pickert (Bloomberg) -- They’re Donald Trump’s kind of business. They dominate the domestic market, rack up a trade surplus by selling to foreigners, and do a lot of their manufacturing in states that voted for him. But America’s recreational boat-builders are getting caught up in the president’s trade war. With every escalation, they’ve taken a fresh hit. The … [Read more...]

Mercedes Unveils $2 Million AMG Cigarette Racing Boat

By Hannah Elliott (Bloomberg) -- Today in Miami Mercedes-Benz-AMG debuted its latest collaboration with Cigarette Racing, the 515 Project One. The $2 million superboat has 3,100 total horsepower and can hit a top speed of 140 mph. The look and color scheme of the boat is based on the Mercedes-AMG Project One hybrid supercar developed from Formula 1; it’s the … [Read more...]

WATCH: Fishermen Dive Overboard Before Being Run Over by Speedboat

Three fishermen are lucky to be alive after their boat was hit by another speedboat near the mouth of the Columbia River in Oregon last summer. Some scary video of the incident is making the rounds on the internet this week after being published by the Salmon Trout Steelheader facebook page and picked up by the Oregonian. As it turns out, the owner of the fishing boat (still … [Read more...]