One of the most daring Coast Guard rescues took place on February 18, 1952 when a 504-foot tanker was ripped in two by a hurricane off Massachussetts. Dispatched to rescue the crew of 41 in 60-foot seas was a 36-foot rescue vessel with room for 12 persons. Disney Studios has released its first trailer for a movie based on this feat of bravery called The Finest Hours, starring Chris Pine and Ben Foster. Set to be released in January, you can check out the heart-pumping trailer here:
The dealers that were aboard for the ride nodded in approval as the 270 flew over another boat’s wake as if it had been a ripple. Throttling back slightly we carved a quick and smooth U-turn and headed back to the dock. Our ride would end all too soon but there was a long line of dealers waiting under a scorching Florida sun waiting for their turn.
Written by Ben Ellison on Aug 13, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
What has happened to us? Paper charts, dead reckoning, and basic navigational methods and skills are fast becoming obsolete due to computerized GPS plotters. Every day I watch boaters attempt to drive a boat looking at a computer screen when visual aids marking a channel are clearly visible 20 feet away.
“For at least two years he wanted to go on grandpa’s ship,” his father explains.
The Coast Guard was happy to oblige, giving the boy a tour and presenting him with one of the unit’s ball caps and other gifts.
His father concludes, “For people who work on a boat it’s not a big deal, but for him it’s a big deal. This is going to stay with him for a long time.”
When we spoke with Moore, the drawings of the tower had just been finalized and the “his” side of the master head was being put in place. “Really design-wise with Viking, it’s tough to come in and ask them to change anything because they’re pretty spot on, on everything,” he says. “I know Frank was big on the galley. Viking had to come up with some cool ways to make that happen and it all came together.”
Written by Ben Ellison on Aug 4, 2015 for Panbo, The Marine Electronics Hub
Don’t panic. Yes, this is the August issue, which means the boating season is winding down for some of our readers in North America. Heck, we’re already working on our fall issues of Power & Motoryacht. One symptom of working two months out is you are often slightly confused about exactly what time of year it is at any given moment.
Key West Race Week in January 2000 was one of the largest keelboat sailing regattas in the world at the time. There were more than 300 racing sailboats on the island for the event. Premier Racing from Marblehead, Massachusetts, was the managing company. Peter Craig, founder and owner of Premier Racing, was also the event director and headed up the race committee for Division 1 of 3 divisions. Sadly, I have just learned that, after 21 years, Premier Racing is stepping aside from the Key West regatta in 2016.
The competition around sonar burns hot on many fronts and the more the merrier, I say.