Kayak for Exercise: How Paddling Benefits Your Health

Watercraft sales exploded during the pandemic, and many more garages now have kayaks in them. But do you know how to get the best workout in one?

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #exercise, #kayaks

Fiji Hands Over Superyacht That U.S. Says Is Tied to Russian Oligarch

The handover of the Amadea is the latest development in a global effort to seize the assets of oligarchs with ties to Russia’s president.

#boats-and-boating, #crime-and-criminals, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #fiji, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine

The Tesla Effect: Snowmobiles, Boats and Mowers Go Electric

They’re quieter and better for the climate. But snow and water create new technological challenges for designers.

#all-terrain-vehicles-atv, #batteries, #boats-and-boating, #brp-companies, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #snowmobiles, #taiga-motors-inc, #tesla-motors-inc

To Keep Putin and His Oligarchs Afloat, It Takes a System

Out of a halting attempt at democratization grew a corrupt ecosystem that has proved very difficult for the Russian elite to resist.

#boats-and-boating, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #corruption-institutional, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #tuscany-italy, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #yeltsin-boris-n

Star Ferry, ‘Emblem of Hong Kong,’ May Sail Into History After 142 Years

Launched in 1880, the ferry has witnessed both Hong Kong’s transformation into a global financial hub and its history of protests. But battered by a pandemic, the service is struggling to survive.

#boats-and-boating, #china, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #ferries, #hong-kong, #hong-kong-protests-2019

In Venice, a Young Boatman Steers a Course of His Own

“What I ask myself all the time is, ‘What is a man?’” says Edoardo Beniamin, a trans man training to join his father’s profession as a gondolier.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-personal-profile, #men-and-boys, #transgender-and-transsexuals, #venice-italy

Judge Dismisses Manslaughter Charges in Duck Boat Accident That Killed 17

A circuit court judge said prosecutors had not proved that three employees committed felony offenses by taking the boat out on a lake near Branson, Mo., before powerful thunderstorms struck.

#baltzell-charles, #boats-and-boating, #decisions-and-verdicts, #lanham-curtis-1982, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mckee-kenneth-scott-1967, #missouri, #ripley-entertainment-inc, #weather

A 459-Foot Mystery in a Tuscan Port: Is It a Russian’s Superyacht?

As European authorities seize the luxury assets of oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin, a superyacht cloaked in secrecy has come under investigation.

#boats-and-boating, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #italy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

After Burning for Days, a Ship Carrying Thousands of Luxury Cars Sinks

The ship, the Felicity Ace, was carrying about 4,000 vehicles, including Bentleys and Porsches, when it caught fire on Feb. 16. On Tuesday morning, it sank.

#automobiles, #azores-islands, #boats-and-boating, #environment, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #porsche-ag, #portugal, #ships-and-shipping

Coast Guard to End Search After Finding Bodies of 5 Migrants From Capsized Boat

More than 30 people remained unaccounted for after the boat that was carrying them overturned off Florida’s Atlantic Coast last weekend, the authorities said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #drownings, #florida, #illegal-immigration, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #smuggling, #united-states-coast-guard

Dozens Are Reported Missing After Boat Capsizes Off Florida Coast

The boat, which left the Bahamas on Saturday with 40 people on board, was most likely part of a “human smuggling venture,” the Coast Guard said. One passenger was rescued.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #florida, #fort-pierce-fla, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

French Adventurer Attempting to Row Solo Across the Atlantic Is Missing

Jean-Jacques Savin, 75, activated distress beacons on Thursday and Friday, his team said. On Saturday, the Portuguese Navy found his boat, but not his body, near the Azores.

#azores-islands, #boats-and-boating, #france, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #portugal, #savin-jean-jacques

French Adventurer Dies Attempting to Row Solo Across the Atlantic

Jean-Jacques Savin, 75, activated distress beacons on Thursday and Friday, his team said. On Saturday, the Portuguese maritime authorities found him dead in his boat near the Azores.

#azores-islands, #boats-and-boating, #france, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #portugal, #savin-jean-jacques

Pete Davidson and Colin Jost Just Bought a Staten Island Ferry

The two “Saturday Night Live” cast members were among a group of investors who won an auction of a retired ferryboat, with a bid of $280,100 and a desire to “restore a piece of New York.”

#boats-and-boating, #davidson-pete-1993, #ferries, #jost-colin, #staten-island-nyc, #staten-island-ferry

Barcelona Banks on Superyachts, Becoming a Hub

The city has become a hub for billionaires’ superyachts, banking on the strength of the “blue economy.”

#barcelona-spain, #boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #high-net-worth-individuals, #labor-and-jobs, #luxury-goods-and-services, #mediterranean-sea

Cliff Collapses on Boaters in Brazil, Killing 10

The tragedy in Minas Gerais state gripped the nation because it was captured on videos that showed an immense slab of rock smashing into pleasure boats.

#boats-and-boating, #brazil, #deaths-fatalities, #geology, #minas-gerais-brazil

Abandoned Boats of NYC and the Man Who Removes Them

‘The waters around the city haven’t been this clean since the Civil War, and I’m determined to help keep it that way.’

#abandonment-property, #boats-and-boating, #coney-island-brooklyn-ny, #gravesend-brooklyn-ny, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #jamaica-bay-queens-ny, #nate-grove, #new-york-city, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #staten-island-nyc, #water

Maya Lin’s Dismantled ‘Ghost Forest’ to Be Reborn as Boats

Teenagers are making boats using the wood from her grove installation at Madison Square Park, and the artist is happy that the work is seeing a new life.

#art, #boats-and-boating, #ghost-forest-exhibit, #global-warming, #green-adam, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #lin-maya, #madison-square-park-conservancy, #nonprofit-organizations, #rocking-the-boat, #trees-and-shrubs, #wood-and-wood-products

Friends Row On After Teammate’s Death, Leaving One Seat Empty

Charlie Hamlin, a former Olympic rower who dominated races well into his 70s, died in May. On Sunday, his longtime teammates plan to row the Head of the Charles Regatta with an empty seat in his memory.

#alzheimers-disease, #boats-and-boating, #harvard-business-school, #harvard-university, #head-of-the-charles-regatta, #rowing

Klay Thompson Finally Found Love. With His Boat.

Injury woes sent Thompson, the Golden State guard, looking for solace. He found it on the water. No bananas allowed.

#basketball, #boats-and-boating, #content-type-personal-profile, #golden-state-warriors, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #sports-injuries, #thompson-klay

Agony and Ecstasy on the Scottish Archipelago of St. Kilda

The 85-mile boat ride through rough seas left some of us huddling in discomfort. But the scenery on the remote and windswept islands was otherworldly.

#atlantic-ocean, #boats-and-boating, #great-britain, #hebrides-islands-great-britain, #islands, #isle-of-skye-scotland, #oceans-and-seas, #scotland, #travel-and-vacations, #water, #world-heritage-sites

The Blistering Speed of SailGP

The catamarans use wings, not sails, and hydrofoils help the boat fly over the water. It’s like a fast video game, with consequences.

#boats-and-boating, #cadiz-spain, #sailboats-and-sailing, #sailgp

Matthew Rhys Hits the Seas

The actor bought a wooden boat on a whim. It has taken him on a journey.

#boats-and-boating, #ebay-inc, #hemingway-ernest, #new-york-city, #restoration-and-renovation, #russell-keri

A Giant Violin Floats Down Venice’s Grand Canal

This 39-foot-long instrument, built by local artisans and carrying musicians performing a live concert, sets a course for the future.

#boats-and-boating, #canals, #classical-music, #handicrafts, #livio-de-marchi, #venice-italy, #violins-and-violas, #vivaldi-antonio

Is the Party Over for New York’s Outlaw Houseboats?

Newtown Creek, a polluted waterway, is set to be dredged, meaning the end of an era for the adventurous community it inspired.

#boats-and-boating, #department-of-small-business-services-nyc, #environmental-protection-agency, #exxon-mobil-corp, #gentrification, #gowanus-canal-brooklyn-ny, #newtown-creek-brooklyn-queens-ny, #superfund, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Booming Interest in Boating Leads to More Deaths and Accidents

The U.S. Coast Guard reported a 25 percent jump in boating fatalities last summer compared to the year before. Casualty numbers this summer are tracking to be even higher.

#balboa-island-calif, #boats-and-boating, #ferries, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #newport-beach-calif, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #rescues, #rhode-island, #travel-and-vacations

Survivor of Capsized Louisiana Lift Boat Seacor Power Detail Escape

The man, who was one of six survivors of the capsizing that killed 13 people, said at a Coast Guard hearing that he broke a window with a fire extinguisher and was swept into sea.

#boats-and-boating, #louisiana, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

Add Boats to the List of What’s Hard to Find (and More Expensive)

Sales and charters of boats of all sizes are up this summer. You can forget about bargaining, brokers say.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #luxury-goods-and-services, #personal-finances, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates

2 Dead and Up to 10 Missing After Boat Overturns Off Florida, Officials Say

Eight people were rescued by the Coast Guard, which said that the boat ran into trouble about 18 miles southwest of Key West.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #gulf-of-mexico, #key-west-fla, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Discover a Water Sport

This should be the summer you become a swimmer, a paddler or a sailor — it’s easier than you think.

#boats-and-boating, #content-type-service, #kayaks, #lakes, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #sailboats-and-sailing, #swimming, #travel-and-vacations, #water

Before Deadly Accident, Lift Boat Turned Toward Heavy Winds, N.T.S.B. Says

A preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board detailed the events that led to a commercial vessel’s capsizing off the Louisiana coast.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #rescues, #weather, #wind

At Least 2 Die After Boat Overturns Near San Diego

Twenty-three others were rescued and taken to hospitals, the San Diego Fire Department said.

#boats-and-boating, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #san-diego-calif

A Boat Snarled Traffic. No, Not That Boat.

The 38-foot boat broke loose from its trailer on Thursday, blocking Florida highway traffic for several hours. While inconvenient, it wasn’t the week’s biggest ship-related bottleneck.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

It Was Supposed to Just Be Fun. How Did They End Up Married?

Kamillah Knight and Stephan Spilkowitz had little but a Cornell connection when they first met. A few years later, Ms. Knight had a revelation at Burning Man that changed their course.

#boats-and-boating, #burning-man-festival, #content-type-personal-profile, #love-emotion, #marriages

Vendée Globe Sailing Race Reaches a Tight Finish

The boat that crossed the finish line third in the Vendée Globe ended up as the winner. Its skipper was credited with time lost while rescuing another sailor.

#boats-and-boating, #cape-horn, #france, #oceans-and-seas, #rescues, #sailboats-and-sailing, #thomson-alex-1974, #vendee-globe-challenge

Indonesia Plane Crash Shakes Small Fishing Village

A sleepy island has become a base for the aircraft search and recovery operation after Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 fell from the sky. “I’m lucky it didn’t hit me,” said one fisherman.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #aviation-accidents-safety-and-disasters, #boats-and-boating, #borneo-indonesia, #indonesia, #jakarta-indonesia, #java-indonesia, #lion-air, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #ships-and-shipping, #sriwijaya-air, #sriwijaya-air-flight-182, #surabaya-indonesia

Coast Guard Suspends Search for Missing Boat With 20 Aboard

The 29-foot boat departed from Bimini, the Bahamas, and was headed to Lake Worth Beach, Fla., officials said.

#bimini-bahamas, #boats-and-boating, #coast-guard-rescues, #lake-worth-beach-fla, #mako-cuddy-cabin, #missing-persons, #rescues, #united-states-coast-guard

Fishing by Lantern on an Island in Kenya

On Lake Victoria, attracting baitfish with lanterns extends as far back as anyone can remember. But overfishing may jeopardize the tradition.

#africa, #boats-and-boating, #kenya, #lake-victoria, #luo-tribe, #travel-and-vacations

New York Waterway Ferry Company Accused of Dumping Sewage into Hudson

Two former workers claim New York Waterway fouled the river with unfiltered waste from boats’ toilets. The firm denies the allegations.

#bathrooms-and-toilets, #boats-and-boating, #carpenito-craig, #clean-water-act, #environmental-protection-agency, #ferries, #fines-penalties, #hazardous-and-toxic-substances, #hudson-river, #imperatore-arthur-e, #imperatore-arthur-jr, #manhattan-nyc, #new-jersey, #new-york-waterway, #pohan-armand, #rivers, #sewers-and-sewage, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #whistle-blowers

Captain of California Boat That Caught Fire and Killed 34 Is Indicted

Federal officials said the captain of the Conception, who was indicted on charges of seaman’s manslaughter, neglected key safety measures that contributed to the deaths of passengers.

#boats-and-boating, #boylan-jerry, #channel-islands-calif, #diving-and-divers, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Florida Man Rescued After Hours Clinging to Capsized Boat

After two unexpected nights at sea and a Coast Guard search, Stuart Bee was rescued from the water by a passing freight ship.

#boats-and-boating, #florida, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #united-states-coast-guard

Ghost Ships

My sister was my other half until we tacked in different directions, making our own life choices.

#boats-and-boating, #families-and-family-life, #sailboats-and-sailing, #skiing

Lack of Night Patrol Delayed Detection of Deadly Boat Fire, U.S. Says

The fire aboard the Conception scuba dive boat killed 34 people last year.

#boats-and-boating, #california, #deaths-fatalities, #fires-and-firefighters, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #national-transportation-safety-board, #santa-barbara-calif, #truth-aquatics

A Glance at Daily Life Among the Caretakers of Britain’s Small Islands

Stationed off the coast of Britain, island wardens manage the preservation of their small speck of land — while coping with extreme weather and limited access to the mainland.

#birds, #birdwatching, #boats-and-boating, #bristol-england, #great-britain, #travel-and-vacations, #wales

New Jersey Man’s Body Is Recovered From the Depths of Lake Tahoe

Officials said the recovery this week of Ryan Normoyle’s body, which was 1,565 feet down, was the deepest ever recorded at the lake.

#boats-and-boating, #drownings, #lake-tahoe-nev, #normoyle-ryan-d-2020, #sonar, #south-lake-tahoe-calif

Dive In, KIds! Some Are Home-Schooling on Boats

Thanks to their adventuresome parents, some screen-addled children are getting a reprieve — and an education — at sea.

#boats-and-boating, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #home-schooling, #quarantine-life-and-culture

Several Boats Sink During ‘Trump Boat Parade’ in Texas, Officials Say

There was no immediate word about casualties at the event, which was taking place on Lake Travis.

#boats-and-boating, #lake-travis-tex, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #parades, #trump-donald-j

One Family Has Delivered the Mail by Boat for 115 Years. Is This the Last?

Since 1905, four generations of Quinns have delivered letters, packages and passengers to the islands of Penobscot Bay. A lost summer could sink the tradition.

#boats-and-boating, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fuller-buckminster, #maine, #postal-service-us, #postal-service-and-post-offices, #summer-season

Private Boats Enter SpaceX Splashdown Area, Raising Concerns

“We need to do a better job next time” of securing the area, the NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine, said.

#behnken-robert-l, #boats-and-boating, #bridenstine-james-f-1975, #gulf-of-mexico, #hurley-douglas-g, #national-aeronautics-and-space-administration, #space-and-astronomy, #space-exploration-technologies-corp

Arrests Over Illicit Party Boat With 170 Guests Cruising Around N.Y.C.

It was yet another symbol of reckless socializing during the pandemic: The Liberty Belle was dinged for violating distancing rules, and its owners were accused of running an unlicensed bar, the authorities said.

#boats-and-boating, #brewer-gale-a, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #manhattan-nyc, #parties-social