Friends, I come to you with a heavy heart, for I am at a loss.
No matter which explanation you spin, the Earth’s ice caps are showing a sustained reduction in ice. In the case of the Arctic, this means the ice bridging together the Canadian archipelago is fading away and opening up new waterways that could have a massive impact on the global economy.
Tax Day has come and gone. And while I was enjoying this hunk of change I just got back from my tax returns, I suddenly felt a rare pang of guilt. Who was I to enjoy all of this money, when there were others in the world who couldn’t?
Watch in silent horror as this decently big Armas ferry decides to turn left, almost immediately crashing through the massive concrete barrier of a harbor and spilling rubble onto the roadway.
I’m shaken. I just got off the phone with my good friend Harry Criswell and he told me some very disturbing news.
Three gasoline tankers have spent the past few weeks floating around the Caribbean with no direction for delivery. Together they carry 1.35 million barrels of gasoline and octane booster and some quick (bad) math puts that somewhere around $100 million worth of fuel.
Occasionally, in life, we have to do things we don’t want to do. Clean the oven, organize the coat closet, do our taxes or attend a funeral—these are things that nobody truly wants to do but we do them anyway. For me, it’s time to buy the servants a boat. I hate that this is a thing I have to do.
As I was thumbing through the internet while enjoying my daily rosewater soak in my gilded, claw-footed tub this morning, I came across a couple in an unfortunate financial situation that actually hit quite close to home.
I never thought I would say this.
I have a confession to make: I’ve always hated how my Mercedes-AMG GT R was confined to solid ground only. There are so many new and undiscovered places to explore when you can cross the seas. Places like the Dominican Republic. Honduras. Venezuela. Cigarette Racing came to the rescue.
Kayaking through rapids in total darkness seems pretty dangerous and terrifying, but just-add-LEDs and looks like something out of a weird live-action video game fantasy world.
Too much oil. Imagine that.
The 2017 New York International Boat Show is different from the New York International Auto Show, in that no actual news or reveals take place during the five days it occupies the Javitz Center during late January. But that didn’t stop us from going to find cool stuff anyway.
When you want to sail your fancy yacht someplace far from home, but don’t feel like driving it yourself, you can put your boat on a bigger boat that’s basically a bus for boats. The scale of this logistical operation is insane.
Hello, poors. It’s me again, the wealthier and more successful version of you.
Somebody on YouTube has cut a clip show of what sure look like some interesting car engines being used to power boats. The speed is impressive, the sounds are downright evil.
Ferries are cool, they are boats for cars because most cars can’t drive on water. An Australian couple on vacation saw first hand that their rented SUV doesn’t swim well after it took a dive off the back of a ferry. You had one job, ferry!
In a new documentary on the RMS Titanic, a journalist who has researched the topic for 30 years claims a fire that burned continuously throughout its voyage fatally weakened the ship’s hull before it hit an iceberg, blaming its sinking on fire and criminal negligence. But contrary to reports, that theory is hardly new.
The Danish navy’s 455-foot frigate HDMS Peter Willemoes carries heavy artillery guns, missiles and machine guns to protect convoys and patrol dangerous waters. It also has 160 souls aboard, with a very efficient cafeteria to keep them fed even while the vessel is taking fire.