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Scouting the Acquisition of Hunt Yachts by Hinckley Owner

Rhode Island-based Hunt Yachts has been bought by Scout Partners, LLC, the same company that purchased Hinckley Yachts in 2010. “I am delighted to announce the acquisition of Hunt Yachts, Inc. by Scout Partners, LLC,” said Hunt Yachts president Peter Van Lancker. “I could not have designed a better stage for the future of Hunt Yachts’ brand, legacy, and products than this new ownership and partnership with Scout Partners and Hinckley.”

Boys Club No More

Ladies of the yachting world rejoice, after nearly 200 years of male-only exclusivity, Britain’s Royal Yacht Squadron—billed as the most prestigious yacht club in the world (they’re club house is a freakin’ castle)—voted last week to change the club’s rules and allow women to be members.

Get Lost with Robert Redford

Robert Redford will return to the silver screen this October with the debut of his latest theatrical effort—All Is Lost. In the film, Redford plays a solo sailor whose physical prowess, resourcefulness, and will are all put to the test when his boat strikes a stray shipping container in the Indian Ocean.

Storms A-Brewin’

As our September issue went to press the Atlantic hurricane season was just starting off—with gusto. Three named storms had already crept up and dropped down, bringing high winds and heavy rain from Bimini to Bangor. And with the memory of last year’s devastating hurricane season still fresh in the minds of many boaters, NOAA’s 2013 hurricane prediction doesn’t bear good tidings: 13 to 20 named storms, seven to 11 hurricanes, with probably three to six major hurricanes—all categories showing increases over the same report in 2012.

The Charles W. Morgan Floats Again

On a sweltering July Sunday, the Charles W. Morgan, the last American whaling ship and America’s oldest commercial vessel afloat, slid down the ways and into the water at the Mystic Seaport, to the sounds of cannon fire and cheers from spectators—172 years after she first splashed. During five years and costing nearly $7 million dollars, her restoration saw shipwrights use original construction methods to repair the ship’s hull.

Two Sharks, Two Days

Shark photo by George Breen/Cape Cod Shark HuntersCall Brody, Quint, and Hooper and start up the Orca’s engine—the great white sharks are back.

Miami's Shuckers Bar & Grill Deck Collapses

Looks like Lebron James isn’t the only one taking dives during this year’s NBA playoffs. While the Miami Heat may have tied up the championship series against the San Antonio Spurs last night, their fans went down—literally. As the crowd at Miami’s Shuckers Bar & Grill rose to their feet to cheer a Miami Heat basket, the outside deck collapsed, sending approximately 100 patrons into the water off the 79th street causeway, according to Miami-Dade Fire Rescue.