Champion Powerboat Racer Who Faked His Death Surrenders To Authorities

Andrew Biddle—the champion powerboat racer who authorities suspected of faking his own death in a boating accident—surrendered in Atlantic County Superior Court today. Biddle and a friend were supposedly in a boat that crashed into a buoy off of Longport (N.J.) last July. The friend swam to shore and said he hadn't… » 2/13/15 8:46am 2/13/15 8:46am

Toyota Built A $275,000 Boat And We Kind Of Love It

The Toyota Ponam-31 is the first entry into a "new class" of boats the company is calling "Sports Utility Cruisers." Looks like a regular-old power cruiser to me, but that said, it is a rather handsome vessel with a lot of cool tech. » 10/13/14 5:00pm 10/13/14 5:00pm

I Could Watch This Elegant Shape-Shifting Watercraft Transform All Day

What a pain in the ass owning six boats is, amirite my billionaire brothers? Part of that problem might be about to go away for a lucky few– German shipwright shop Kormaran is cooking up a rocket ship for the water that can cycle through six distinct setups on the fly. » 9/26/14 2:11pm 9/26/14 2:11pm

How Bad's The Flooding In Arizona? Well, People Are Jet-Skiing In Parks

The biblical downpour that's dumped on Phoenix, Arizona this week has destroyed property and even been lethal. But I guess if you've got a jet ski and you live in the desert, you have to take every chance you can get to make some wake. » 9/10/14 2:54pm 9/10/14 2:54pm

Police Believe Champion Powerboat Racer Faked His Death In Boat Crash

The official story goes like this: Last month, a pontoon boat carrying two men crashed off of Longport, N.J. One swam to shore safely; the other, 44-year-Andrew Biddle, has not been found and was reported missing. But local police now believe that Biddle faked the accident in an attempt to escape prosecution on a… » 8/04/14 8:50pm 8/04/14 8:50pm

The World's Largest Floating Prison Is In NYC

Docked off the Bronx in Long Island Sound, the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center prison barge is recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest operational prison ship in the world. Yet many New Yorkers might be surprised to find out it exists. » 7/15/14 2:18pm 7/15/14 2:18pm

Dog Rides A Truck Into River Rapids, Harrowing Rescue Ensues

Jessie the dog was just hangin' out in the bed of owner Paul Picolet's Ford F-250 this weekend when it up and rolled into the Chewuch River. The dog decided against swimming, so Okanogan County's Swiftwater Rescue Team was deployed to pluck the pup and carry it to safety. » 6/02/14 11:51am 6/02/14 11:51am

Cruise Ship Plays the Loudest Seven Nation Army You've Ever Heard

The 964-foot-long MSC Magnifica isn't just a luxurious, $550 million cruise ship. It's the world's first 4,500 passenger musical instrument, and it rocked a slow, loooouuud rendition of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" at this weekend's 825th Hamburg Port Anniversary in Germany. Talk about rocking the boat. » 5/11/14 3:33pm 5/11/14 3:33pm

A Rare Trip On The Floating Train Yard Of Hudson Harbor

The only two options that freight trains have for accessing the east side of the Hudson River are to cross a bridge in Albany—140 painstaking miles North of New York City—or to ride a rail barge across the Hudson through the highly efficient marine-rail operation run by NYNJ Rail in Jersey City. » 5/10/14 1:43pm 5/10/14 1:43pm

It looks like an accident, but this is how they unload timber in Canada

Reddit user JM2845 recently shared this amazing GIF of a barge in British Columbia emptying a load of timber into the water in a most unusual way, by tilting at 3o-degrees and having its cargo tumble right off the side. Amazing. » 1/16/14 2:53pm 1/16/14 2:53pm

6 Jaw-Dropping Superyachts Designed by Architects

Generally speaking, architects are brilliant and creative people with a wide range of talents. That sort of versatility is part of what makes them good architects in the first place. But let's be honest. Just because some people are good at a lot of things does not mean they're good at everything. Take yachts, for… » 1/03/14 10:20am 1/03/14 10:20am

What if Disney followed Cars and Planes with Boats?

Somewhere in Los Angeles, a group of executives gather to discuss their next big tentpole film: Boats. This comedic short envisions the cynical development meeting in which merchandising ideas come before story. » 10/13/13 12:56pm 10/13/13 12:56pm

Come Chat With America's Cup-Winning Skipper Jimmy Spithill

We're joined in the office by Oracle Team USA skipper Jimmy Spithill, who led a historic comeback from seven races down to win the America's Cup. He'll be in the comments below, so ask him anything about boats, boating, being an Australian representing a "Team USA" and other boat-related questions. » 10/02/13 1:03pm 10/02/13 1:03pm

What's The Deal With The America's Cup? An Explainer

Don't be ashamed if the America's Cup, just hours away from completion, is only now popping up on your radar. This has been the longest, strangest, most controversial edition in the event's 162-year history. Here are answers to your most pressing questions so you can watch the final race like a pro. » 9/25/13 3:29pm 9/25/13 3:29pm

What Happens When the US Navy Does a Donut in the Pacific Ocean

And you thought your Hyundai had moves. This is the littoral combat ship USS Independence showing off its turning radius last week. Technically it's a display of maneuvering prowess, but you can't help but think it was also a chance for a bunch of able-bodied seamen to say wheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. » 7/24/13 4:29pm 7/24/13 4:29pm

These Buildings Are Made Out of Ships

It's the ultimate form of recycling — just build your house out of old ocean vessels and ships. Here are some of the most incredible ways that people have turned boats into buildings, and vice versa. » 6/15/13 9:15am 6/15/13 9:15am

This Ghost Boat Drifted Three Years And 3,500 Miles Without A Crew

Boats are good at being in water, I'm told. But when two Nantucket men were thrown overboard from their 26-foot "pleasure boat" three years ago, they never expected to see her again. Until the boat was found — three years and 3,500 nautical miles later. » 1/26/12 12:00pm 1/26/12 12:00pm

Trial Run: The World's First Aircraft Carrier In Action

In three months between 1910 and 1911, the plane you see here became the first ever to take off from and land on runways aboard the USS Birmingham and USS Pennsylvania carriers, respectively. Recently, photos from both experiments were uncovered. » 12/28/10 10:52am 12/28/10 10:52am

Buy A Mega Luxury Yacht, Get A Super Car Free

This is the Strand Craft 122 Open, a proposed ultra-luxurious, high-speed 38 meter yacht. If you fork over the cash to buy one you get the matching stored-aboard 880HP, twin-turbocharged V12-powered coach-built super car thrown in for free. » 6/04/10 10:00am 6/04/10 10:00am

Transform Your Old Boeing Into A Futuristic Boatplane

Is your yard cluttered with retired Boeing 727s? Do you dream of stylish sea travel capped with the potential for fiery death? The Hydro Lance Corporation has a solution to your problem: giant, untested pontoons! » 4/20/10 2:30pm 4/20/10 2:30pm