| Oct 16, 2012
How do you keep spouses and kids happy at the boat show? You go where you know they'll see things that they like.
If you're serious about buying a boat, but they're not interested in the process, leave the negotiations for another day. You and the family...
| Oct 16, 2012
The best thing about the boat show for someone serious about buying a boat is the opportunity to comparison shop.
Imagine being able to go car shopping and being able to check out three different makes of automobile in one dealer's showroom. That's the...
| Oct 16, 2012
You love being on the water, but your partner would rather be somewhere else. Should the two of you go to the boat show together?
Of course you should.
Your partner might not care about boats, but it's fun to take in the sights and people-watch. And...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 8:43 PM
It could just be me fighting through the ups and downs in today's marine industry marketplace, but as I run into work companions, it seems that most of us in Newport Beach look like we have just completed a triathlon.
As I look around the harbor, I...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 8:55 AM
As the 28th Palm Beach International Boat Show opened Thursday, organizers were upbeat about expectations, noting that exhibits were sold out and advance ticket sales were up about 12 percent from last year.
For many exhibitors, strong buyer interest at...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Spring is approaching, and the boats have returned to Newport Harbor. With this year's Islands Race, Cabo and Transpac all on the horizon, a large number of race boats have gathered here in Newport Beach for their annual maintenance.
The most interesting...
| Mar 2, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Back this hitch up into the water
Untie all the cables and rope
Step onto the astro turf
Get yourself a coozie
Long before the pop-country group Little Big Town introduced its No. 1 hit, "Pontoon," last summer, pontooning had...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Maryland's boating industry suffered badly in the economic downturn and has yet to fully recover, so it's no surprise that many in the boat business are once again looking for help from Annapolis. Unfortunately, the latest proposal — to cap the...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 10:02 AM
The General Assembly has an opportunity this year to give a big boost to Maryland's struggling marine industry while also generating additional tax revenues for the fund responsible for upkeep and improvements to the region's waterways. It's time us to...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:09 PM
As a nor'easter made its way toward the eastern shore of the United States, 43 boats traveled down the coast for the Caribbean.
The Caribbean 1500 kicked off its 23rd year of cruising and its second year at Hampton Public Piers on Saturday as 165 crew...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 2:03 PM
Though it's been a recreational sport since the mid-1800s, kayaking is currently enjoying a major moment in the sun — or shade, as the case may be.
The Baltimore region is home to dozens of kayaking clubs and groups, each full of friendly...