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Divers Swim With Enormous Great White Shark, Perhaps Largest Ever (and Pregnant). Off Hawaii

Ocean Ramsey, a shark researcher, found herself diving next to an enormous great white shark recently off Oahu, Hawaii, recently. She thinks it may have been Deep Blue, at 20 feet long and 8 feet wide the largest great white ever recorded; she once swam with Deep Blue off Guadalupe Island, Mexico. Ramsey came across the shark while it was feeding on the carcass of a sperm whale about 15 miles offshore. NOAA had towed the carcass there because it had been attracting smaller sharks near the beach where it died. Ramsey said that tiger sharks were feeding on the…

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With a New Fast, Sleek 55 Cruiser, Hunton Yachts Aims To Become a Global Luxury Brand

With a totally new, totally sleek 53-knot performance cruiser, Hunton Yachts is emerging as a force to be reckoned with in the global luxury boating market. The two-cabin, two-head Hunton 55 will be introduced to the U.S. at the Miami boat show in 2020. It will be followed by a new Hunton 45, an updated version of its current 43, while the company’s 8-meter and 10-meter RIBs are being sold as high-end, high-performing tenders and day boats. “My vision is to make Hunton a global luxury brand,” Fiona Pool, Hunton’s CEO, said in a phone interview from the company’s offices…

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Reliant Launches New X40, a Creative 40-Knot Cruiser

Reliant Yachts just launched its new X40, the first in its express series, a creative 40-knot cruiser with a clean aesthetic and a Turkish cold-molded build. It is the latest entry from the Reliant team under industry veterans David MacFarlane and Jim Ewing, based in Newport, Rhode Island. The X40 is designed to make a statement, with its raked wraparound windshield, plumb bow, straight lines and low profile. One nice touch: the cap rail is painted the same metallic sliver as the hull. And the new express is a true convertible; you can remove the carbon-fiber hardtop if the weather’s…

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Arrive in Style: Take a Chopper and a Speedboat to the Miami Show

Here’s a new, and unbeatably cool, way to get to the Miami boat show on Virginia Key next month. While most of us are waiting for Uber cars, shuttle buses or water taxis, you fly in on your helicopter, which delivers you to a floating landing pad just off the Miami Marine Stadium, where a new HCB speedboat picks you up and takes you to the show. All this was conceived by ILandMiami, a startup that designs, manufacturers and operates the Marine Utility Vessel, a floating landing site that can hold a helicopter up to 7,000 pounds with six passengers.…

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Meet Furrion’s New Smart Boat with AI. Just Say “Hi Angel” and Look into the Smart Mirror

Furrion, the luxury innovation company, just introduced its latest idea, a smart boat, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Working with a 78-foot customized Numarine yacht named Adonis, Furrion is using artificial intelligence so owners can interact with Angel, a virtual on-board concierge, and with a series of Smart Mirrors with touchscreens that use facial recognition to make everything on board just right for you. Numarine’s Adonis was the first yacht ever displayed at the CES, although two years ago Furrion displayed an innovative RV with a hot tub and a helicopter on top. Matt Fidler, the co-founder of…

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Magnetic North Pole Moving 31 Miles a Year. Scientists Rush To Update Charts

The magnetic North Pole is moving so fast that scientists are issuing an emergency update to maps used by electronic navigation systems. Magnetic north has crept from the coast of northern Canada a century ago to the middle of the Arctic Ocean now, and it’s moving at what scientists say is “an unusually high speed” of about 31 miles a year. As a result they are making an unprecedented early update of the World Magnetic Model, which fixes the pole and is responsible for the accuracy of GPS and all modern navigation on everything from nuclear submarines to your latest…

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Three Fishermen Killed When Boat Pitch-Poles Trying To Cross a Stormy Bar in Oregon

Three commercial fishermen on an old wooden 42-foot crabbing boat were killed when they tried to cross the Yaquina Bay Bar near Newport, Oregon, at night in breaking seas even as a Coast Guard motor lifeboat tried to lead them to safety. In a harrowing account, the Coast Guard said it tried to warn Stephen Biernacki, 50, the skipper of the Mary B II crabbing boat that he was drifting outside the channel, exposing it to 16-foot breakers. The Mary B II was among a group of crab boats that tried to cross the bar about 10 at night to escape a…

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Massive New Study: Ocean Temperatures Rising Faster Than Expected

Here’s a thorough and important story from The New York Times about a new scientific analysis showing that ocean temperatures are warming much faster (up to 40 percent faster) than had been previously predicted, with serious implications for marine life, sea levels and future hurricanes: Scientists say the world’s oceans are warming far more quickly than previously thought, a finding with dire implications for climate change because almost all the excess heat absorbed by the planet ends up stored in the waters. A new analysis, published Thursday in the journal Science, found that the oceans are heating up 40 percent faster…

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New Search for Shackleton’s Endurance, Not Seen Since It Sank in the Antarctic in 1915

It’s one of the greatest sea stories of all time. How Ernest Shackleton, the British explorer, organized the survival and ultimate rescue of the 28-man crew on the Endurance after it was trapped in ice in Antarctica and sank in 1915. Now a team of British scientists is looking for the wreckage while carrying out climate change research there. The S.A. Agulhas II is now cruising toward the Larsen C Ice Shelf, the fourth largest in Antarctica. They hope to put an autonomous underwater vessel under the ice there to measure the shelf’s consistency and thickness. They also hope to find the…

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New Fast Tactical T-40: Tough on the Outside, Luxurious on the Inside

Tactical Custom Boats has just delivered its first T-40 Adventure boat, powered by twin 627-hp Seven Marine outboards,  to a new owner in the Pacific Northwest. The tough-looking, aluminum-hulled, go-anywhere new Tactical 40 with a luxurious interior (and a superyacht heritage) is said to cruise at 35 knots. A fast cruiser with an attitude, the new T-40 was designed by Greg Marshall in Victoria, B.C., who usually works with expedition cruisers and superyachts. For its part, Tactical is part of Platinum Marine, with a plant in Richmond, Vancouver. Platinum also owns Crescent  Yachts, which builds luxury superyachts over 100 feet.…

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