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Seeing a Supersize Yacht as a Job Engine, Not a Self-Indulgence

Dennis M. Jones was struck by an intriguing coincidence when he took delivery of his custom-built 164-foot superyacht: The $34 million he paid for it was equal to the $34 million he had donated to charity since 2000. The contributions helped the neediest around St. Louis get an education, get healthy or get a fresh start.


They’re Going to Need a Bigger Gift Shop

CHATHAM, Mass. -- One store offers pastel baby bootees with felt shark teeth for toes. Christmas ornaments have Santa perched on the back of a shark with a wreath around its neck. The local school district has adopted the shark as its mascot.

Salmon Fishing is Best in Years, Boat Captain Says

With more than 2.5 million chinook and coho bound for the Columbia River, the summer fishing has been very good in the ocean waters off Westport and Ilwaco.

World's Largest Solar Boat on Odyssey to Find Ancient Inhabited Site in Greece

The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, is to embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, an organiser said on Monday.

After 14 Years, Russians Boat Across Bering Strait to Visit Alaska Relatives

Twelve men in two aluminum skiffs left Provideniya, Russia, on Tuesday, motored across the international date line and landed on the pebble shores of Gambell, Alaska.

Third Generation of Hendricks Family Responds to Columbia Cup Boat Crashes

When H1 Unlimited driver Jeff Bernard's U-17 Our Gang Racing boat went airborne Sunday and plunged beneath the surface of the Columbia River, the Hendricks family snapped into action.

Blind Dragon Boat Rowers in Long Beach Out to Prove Vision Isn’t Key to Victory

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- If the white paddles didn't give a hint, the blindfolds were unmistakable.

Boat Builders are Ready for the Water

Island Educational Services recently concluded its annual boat-building class with 8 to 12-year-olds. Led by Tim Young, seven children worked with hand tools to build a double-paddle canoe.

New ArrowCat 32RS Power Catamaran Comes to San Diego

San Diego, CA -- July 28, 2014 -- ArrowCat Power Catamarans is welcoming its newest ArrowCat 32RS demonstration boat to San Diego waters. This ArrowCat 32RS is the first power catamaran ever to be outfitted with the Mercury Joystick piloting system. The luxurious power catamaran is being written up in Sea Magazine and will be in the Lido Boat Show in Newport Beach, Calif., in September. The 32-foot twin outboard is designed for comfortable day trips to Catalina and back.

Diver is Photobombed by Gigantic Whale Shark

Swimming just six feet from the largest species of fish on the planet, this diver is dwarfed by the magnificent whale shark happily sharing its waters with her during dinner time.

Gigantic Whale Gently Lifts a Kayak out of the Water with its Head

Two adventurers kayaking in the blue waters near Puerto Madryn, Argentina crossed paths with some gentle giants of the sea.

Misson Beach's Artificial Reef to Acquire Second Sunken Ship

MISSION BAY, Calif. -- Daring divers looking to survey the San Diego Underwater Recreation Area off Mission Beach may soon have another vessel to explore.

Lehfeldts Battle to Heighten Awareness of Cancer Research

Dan Lehfeldt's son Nate Lehfeldt stood in front of him seven years ago "white as a ghost."

Great Pacific Race Winner is Team Uniting Nations

HONOLULU, HI -- A four-man boat, representing four nations, became the first team to finish the Great Pacific Race from Monterey to Hawaii about 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Marine Mammal Center Team Rescues Santa Cruz Sea Lion

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- Early morning kayaker Amber Jones, who recently spotted a sea lion with netting embedded in its head, was ecstatic when she learned the ailing marine mammal had been rescued.

 

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