Video Shows Drawbridge Close On Mega Yacht

Ouch. This incident happened Tuesday evening on Florida's Intracoastal Waterway in North Miami. The 161-foot Rockstar was damaged but none of the 15 people onboard were injured. Some drinks however were probably spilled. gCaptain's previous report can be found HERE. … [Read more...]

William Starling Burgess’ Columbia Sets Sail from Eastern Shipbuilding

Eastern Shipbuilding Group (ESG), located in Panama City, Florida is known for churning out a steady stream of workboats for the offshore oil and gas industry, but their shipbuilding skills have proven today to be a bit more diverse. Last week, ESG conducted the sailing trials of the Columbia (ESG Hull 981), a steel hulled replica of the Gloucester fishing schooner that was … [Read more...]

Time-Lapse: Salvors Raise $10M Yacht That Sank at Launch

Here's a time-lapse video showing salvors raising of a brand new, $10 million yacht that capsized during its launch this past Sunday at a shipyard in Anacortes, Washington.  From gCaptain's previous coverage: The 85-foot expedition style motor yacht Bäden took two and a half years to build in meticulous detail, but it was all for nothing as she capsized and sank last Sunday … [Read more...]

Shipyard Personnel Freed with Fire Axe as $10M Motor Yacht Capsizes at Launch [IMAGES]

Update 2: Video Surfaces of Yacht Launch Fail Update: Time-lapse Shows Anacortes Yacht Salvage The 85-foot expedition style motor yacht Bäden took two and a half years to build in meticulous detail, but it was all for nothing as she capsized and sank last Sunday night after being launching at Northern Marine Industries in Anacortes, Washington. Reports indicate there … [Read more...]

Storm Over Parenting – Do Infants Belong At Sea?

By Jennifer Medina, New York Times — As her family began what was supposed to be a monthslong journey in a 36-foot sailboat from Mexico to New Zealand, Charlotte Kaufman wrote openly of her misgivings about taking her two daughters — ages 1 and 3 — to sail the South Pacific, with her husband as captain and herself as the crew. “I think this may be the stupidest thing we have … [Read more...]