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Bet You Drive a Little Slower after Watching this Insane Boat Crash Video

This video has been going viral lately. I wasn’t going to post it because I was sure someone died in it (either the driver or the girl in pink), but then I read last night that everyone on the boat survived with what were reported as “minor to moderate” injuries. Everyone on the boat was also apparently made out of adamantium too, because that makes no sense. That was a SCARY crash. One minute you’re ripping across the water in your Fountain go-fast with a bunch of girls in bikinis, next minute BAM!

Russell Crowe gets Lost at Sea (not according to Russell Crowe)

 

Actor Russell Crowe sorta kinda maybe almost probably definitely got lost this weekend while paddling his kayak around Long Island Sound with a friend.

Lending a Tentacle

The HMS Hood was once the flagship of the Royal Navy. Photo Credit: Naval Historical CenterMicrosoft cofounder Paul Allen kept his 414-foot yacht Octopus in London for the Olympics. But before sailing for home, the vessel will partake in a noble mission in service of The Crown.

Fly Like an Eagle [In]to the Sea

The Super Falcon literally flies along underwater like a bird. There is no other sub quite like it. Photo by Hawkes Ocean technologiesThe Deep Flight Super Falcon is a new, 22-foot-long submersible with wings built by the same team that designed Sir Richard Branson’s famous deep-diving subs. The Super Falcon is one of the first submersibles to use actual buoyancy, as opposed to ballast tanks, to stay afloat.

Fire at McMullen & Wing Yard

Fire Starter

A fire at McMullen and Wing’s Auckland, New Zealand, yard has sent their largest build, the 50-meter Star Fish, up in smoke. The boat, which cost about $40mm USD to build, was severely damaged.

This Shark, Swallow Ya Whole

Shark photo by Kevin Koenig

In honor of the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week (starting this Sunday at 9 pm) I thought I’d post this photo I took a few weeks back. It’s a replica of the largest fish ever caught on rod and reel, a 3,427 pound, 17-foot-long great white caught by the legendary Capt. Frank Mundus along with Donnie Braddick off of Montauk, New York, in 1986.

No Place for Buccaneers

Tampa's waterways will be well protected by boats like these for the RNC. Photo credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class(SW) David Danals (RELEASED)

Tampa is ramping up security efforts as the Republican National Convention approaches. From August 27 to 30, some of the nation’s most powerful and influential people are convening on the Florida city heretofore best known for having ridiculously good-looking women.

A Boat of Biblical Proportions

A Dutch businessman named Johan Huibers has built a life-size replica of Noah’s Ark after he had a dream that his famously low-lying country had flooded. The vessel is 300 cubits long.

Testing the Sealine F48 in England

Sealine F48I just finished testing the Sealine F48 off the Isle of Wight in southern England, and now I'm back in my hotel room in London. Flying back to NYC in the morning. Y'know, just popped across the pond for 24 hours to do some yachting. I feel so cosmopolitan right now it's not even funny.