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Lazzarini Launches New Eye-Catching F33 Spaziale

You probably haven’t seen a boat quite like this before, and you’d probably remember if you did. So take a good look at the new F33 Spaziale from Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the Roman designer who also created the egg-shaped Jet Capsule a while ago. The F33 Spaziale is nothing if not eye-catching, and that’s because Lazzarini definitely pushes the outer limits of the design envelope. Other boats recently have taken their design cues from luxury automobiles and even spaceships, but Lazzarini seems to create his own category. The 33-foot Spaziale is highly customizable, and can be used for a number of…

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Coast Guard Report: Why Ferry Crashed Into Hyannis Breakwater

At 9:33 on a rainy night in June two years ago, the 154-foot-long Iyanough fast ferry from Nantucket ran headlong into the breakwater in Hyannisport, Massachusetts, at 30 knots, even though there were two officers with decades of experience on the bridge. In the crash, 15 people were injured, and a Coast Guard helicopter lifted them to shore. The other 42 people on board climbed down a ladder to the breakwater; the last one reached land at 3:30 a.m. How did the captain, Karl Riddar, and the pilot, Thomas Manley, miss the turn into Hyannis Harbor and the ferry terminal…

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Navy, Coast Guard Boats Collide in Alaska, 9 Hurt

By: Navy Times staff A Wednesday evening collision involving a Coast Guard craft and a Navy boat in Alaska’s Womens Bay left at least nine personnel injured, one seriously. Coast Guard Alaska 17th District spokesman Scott McCann told Navy Times that six enlisted members of his service’s Aids to Navigation Team Kodiak were treated and released after suffering light injuries. Three Navy personnel also were treated, with one seriously injured sailor being flown to Anchorage for special care. “It was worse than the others,” McCann said. Although the collision occurred around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday just east of Coast Guard Base…

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Abacos Update: Some Reopenings with More To Come

Absolutely devastated by the historic winds of Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 1, a few spots in the Great Abaco area of the Bahamas are starting to come back. Dorian, with sustained winds of 183 mph, left more than 50 people dead and destroyed almost every building in Marsh Harbour, the largest community on Great Abaco Island – homes, grocery stores, gas stations, restaurants, everything. Now the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport in Marsh Harbour is up and running, with Bahamas Air, Western Air and private flights. And the Abaco Inn, a 16-room villa resort just eight miles away in Hope…

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New Nordhavn 41 To Debut at Palm Beach Show

The new Nordhavn 41, the successor to the Nordhavn 40 that cruised around the world in 2001 and 2002, will be launched at the Palm Beach boat show, starting March 26. It will be Nordhavn’s new entry-level passagemaker, and is designed to cruise anywhere in the world. “We are dedicated to producing an exceptionally good boat,” said Jim Leishman, Nordhavn’s vice president. He said the new 41 will be more efficient and advanced than the 40, and also will carry a CE rating of Category A, the highest level of safety, which requires exceptional stability and commercial-rated windows and doors.…

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43 Finalists Named in Boat of the Year Awards

Motor Boat & Yachting, the British magazine, has just announced the finalists in its annual Motor Boat Awards, and they include many boats that are familiar to owners in the United States. There are a total of 43 finalists in nine categories; the winners will be announced on January 21 in a gala party during the Düsseldorf boat show. The finalists are: Sportsboats and RIBs: Beneteau Flyer & Sundeck Brig Eagle 8 Brig Eagle 10 Chris-Craft 28 Launch GT Greenline NEO Highfield HX76 Hydrolift 26 Jeanneau Cap Camarat 7.5 DC S2 Nimbus T9 Superboats: Brabus Shadow 500 Black Ops Iguana X100…

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Stewardess Says She “Screwed Up” Having Sex with the Captain

We first wrote about this story in August, but now we have more details and it just keeps getting better and better. Now, in an interview played in court, the stewardess who had sex with the captain on the bow of a charter yacht in Australia while it crashed into a nav beacon and two other boats said she really “screwed up.” According to Australia’s Daily Mail, the 80-foot charter boat Crystal Blue suffered $140,000 worth of damage when the stewardess, Cheya Handley (above), 26, was drinking and having sex with the captain, Jeremy Piggott, 46, on the bow of…

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Williams To Launch New Luxurious Evojet Tender at Düsseldorf

The new Williams Evojet tender just looks like fun. Williams will launch the Evojet, its largest and most luxurious tender yet, at the Düsseldorf show, starting Jan. 18. Judging by the pictures, it’s bound to be a hit. This almost 23-feet-long tender is the first in Williams’ new Evojet series, and it’s big enough to hold a crowd, with seating for 13, and small enough to serve as a couple’s dayboat or runabout. Williams has designed the Evojet as a large yacht tender, but it just as easily could be a second boat or a sport boat in its own…

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Brooklin Yard Building Replica of Hemingway’s Pilar

The Brooklin Boat Yard in Maine is building a cold-molded, modern replica of Ernest Hemingway’s famous Wheeler 38 Pilar, and it will be launched next spring. The new Wheeler Pilar was reverse engineered from the original by Bill Prince Yacht Design, of Port Washington, Wisconsin. Hemingway’s Pilar is one of the most famous boats of all time. He wrote about it extensively, particularly in Islands in the Stream and then in The Old Man and the Sea, which won the Pulitzer Price in 1953. Hemingway bought the boat in April, 1934, when he returned from a safari in Africa, from…

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Great Holiday Boat Parades, from Coast to Coast

Now that we’re into December, the holiday boat parade season is well underway. It’s the time of year when boat owners decorate their vessels with everything from simple strands of lights to Hollywood-worthy productions of Santas, reindeer, elves and almost anything else you can think of with a seasonal theme. Most of the parades, of course, are in the warmer parts of the country, with enormous ones in Fort Lauderdale on the east coast and Newport Beach on the west coast. It’s no surprise that Florida has the most of all; you can see a list of all the parades there…

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