| Feb 3, 2011
| 7:48 PM
Whenever I start up a conversation with someone from around the harbor, the first question I am normally asked is, "How is the boat market?"
Early in 2011, it's looking like we are coming off the starting line in good shape.
While attending the...
| Feb 5, 2011
| 8:37 AM
During tax season, We are working with tax professionals to get your questions about refunds, deductions and any other tax-related questions you might have.
We recently gathered tax professionals to take your questions by phone and online. Here are...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 2:00 AM
Chicago Police Marine Unit officers had just finished a training dive several miles out on Lake Michigan when they got a call about a woman who had made it out to the locks separating the Chicago River from Lake Michigan.
Still in their diving suits, the...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 6:51 AM
More than 100 movies have been filmed on the island of Kauai. But in most of them, the Garden Isle stands in for someplace else.
In the iconic "South Pacific," Kauai is the mythical tropical paradise Bali Hai. In "Jurassic Park," it's an island off the...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 8:30 PM
While walking the docks this week, I learned that quality produces quantity.
As I was showing a boat, I was introduced to one of my prospect's friends, Mike Howarth. As our conversion progressed, I quickly learned that Mike knew a whole lot more about...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:52 AM
Tres parejas del sur de Florida dicen que tuvieron la suerte de salir vivos después de nadar montados en botes salva vidas luego de que el crucero italiano terminara completamente ladeado tras chocar contra rocas cerca a la isla de Gliglio.
| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Mike Stoll and Addie King are safely back home now with their dogs but they say they know they are lucky to be alive. They were having appetizers in the dining room of the Costa Concordia Friday night when the ship suddenly slammed into a reef ripping a...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 12:25 PM
John Martino was not pleased when he saw where organizers of this year's New York Boat Show had stuck his booth inside the cavernous Javits Center earlier this month. He was in a distant corner, far enough from the main flow of foot traffic that he...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:12 PM
There's nothing like thinking about a summer of sailing in the middle of January.
Strictly Sail Chicago, the midwest's largest convention dedicated to the sailboat, has returned to Navy Pier's Festival Hall. From now until Sunday, guests will have a...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 3:36 PM
John B. "Jack" Owens, who had been a principal in the family-owned Owens Yacht Co., the legendary Annapolis boat builder, and later established a real estate firm, died Saturday of heart failure at his Naples, Fla., home.
He was 96.
Mr. Owens was born...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 5:16 PM
A state proposal to raise boat registration fees for the first time in nearly three decades has dismayed many boat owners.
A bill filed Thursday morning in Annapolis would replace the flat $24 boat registration fee paid every two years with fees...