Author: Casey Conley

Volvo Penta advances vessel automation

Last summer, on a sunny late spring day, Capt. Thomas Hansson sat calmly at the controls as his Azimut 68 sport cruiser inched toward the dock at Volvo Penta’s Krossholmen test facility. Never once did his hands touch the throttle or the steering wheel.

Boating accidents, deaths fell in 2018

There were fewer boating accidents and fewer fatalities among recreational boaters in 2018, according to Coast Guard data that showed the vast majority of serious incidents involved powerboats.

Stranded French sailor rescued

Crew aboard a Turkish containership rescued a French sailor whose yacht, Saturn, struck a submerged object some 1,000 miles from the U.S. mainland.

Another use for nautical charts

Nautical charts have long been used for decoration, often as framed posters or wood carvings. For the last 16 years, Steve Morris has been thinking on a much larger scale.

West Marine offers BlueFuture grants

West Marine will award “BlueFuture” grants to 25 nonprofit organizations focused on education, stewardship or teaching watersports to children.

Captain acquitted in seaman’s manslaughter case

A judge in the U.S. Virgin Islands has acquitted a charter captain facing a charge of seaman’s manslaughter stemming from a 2015 incident where a delirious crewman jumped overboard in the Atlantic Ocean.