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  • Former Panhandle tourism official missing after buying $710,000 yacht with bed tax money

    The Sheriff’s Office is investigating the unauthorized purchase of a $710,000 yacht by Mark Bellinger, who recently resigned his post as the Director of the Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council, according to a news release from the Okaloosa...
  • Booty calls: Meet the Pirateheads

    Except for the gang of giddy men and women covered in skulls-and-crossbones and sipping from cups of rum in the corner, the Rum Bar at Panama Hattie’s looks like any other tropical-themed watering hole. Typically, this group can be found wearing...
  • CNU's fishing team finishes 5th nationally, 2 named All-American

    Joe Wilkerson's grandfather got him into the sport, which he sees as a riddle he needs to solve. Ryan Ingall felt at home — but still found an outlet for his competitive spirit — on the water. The two Christopher Newport students love...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a family

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a family
    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...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a serious boater

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a serious boater
    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...
  • Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple

    Navigating the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show if you're a boater and non-boater couple
    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...
  • Rented watercraft are a great way to enjoy Washington's Lake Chelan

    Rented watercraft are a great way to enjoy Washington's Lake Chelan
    LAKE CHELAN, Wash. - Here are three games you can play on a half-day outing aboard a rented motorboat as you explore this fjordlike lake, one of Washington's favorite spots for sun fun: -Barbie's Dream House: Which classic lakefront cottage - or which...
  • The Harbor Report: Some observations along the waterfront

    It's time for my spring Harbor Observation Report. And, yes, I am for hire. I took my standard route this week by starting out at the Newport Harbor Shipyard. I then looked out over Z mark from the Windward Sailing Club, walked through Lido Village,...
  • Abby Sunderland revisits her sailing adventure and ordeal in 'Wild Eyes'

    Abby Sunderland revisits her sailing adventure and ordeal in 'Wild Eyes'
    Abby Sunderland is sitting barefoot aboard her brother's boat in Marina del Rey on a recent morning, her blond hair fluttering in the light breeze. The only physical evidence of the five months she traveled by herself at sea before her sailboat rolled...
  • The Harbor Report: Rapid recession hit boating industry hard

    This column is the last of a three-part series reviewing the history of boatbuilding in Costa Mesa. "I never noticed an industry fall so fast and so complete," Roger MacGregor, founder of MacGregor Yacht Co., recalled. The year was 1980 and the screws...
  • A show that lifts all boaters

    A show that lifts all boaters
    NEWPORT BEACH — When driving down Newport Boulevard toward Lido Marina Village, the bright white finish off hundreds of yachts beckons for a closer look. If you're up for getting a glimpse at how accommodating life on the water can be, or you have...