Boating

  • If a boat full of people is zipping across the water, it's possible that one of them could fall overboard without anyone noticing ... at least, not right away. The 1st Mate Marine Safety and Security system is designed to keep that from happening.
  • Canada's Beau Lake has recently launched two stunning electric runabout boats to its collection. The company is no stranger to the classic boat designs of the '50s and '60s, and have once again successfully blended the Riva/Chris-Craft style with modern construction techniques.
  • Nerea Yacht has announced its presence with the debut of the NY24 day cruiser, and from the looks of things, the nautical world is better off for it. A surge of energy powering forward from the sea, the NY24 marries fast, sporty looks with a luxuriously appointed cockpit and cabin.
  • ​Back in January, Josh Tulberg of Rapid Whale took his short and stout Mini Boat out on the water for the first time. Tulberg has now taken the 6 foot (1.8 m) long electric splosher to Southern California to quietly take on some waves. But it wasn't all plain sailing.​
  • ​Bay Area maker Josh Tulberg of Rapid Whale has laser cut and 3D-printed a petite electric single-seater called the Mini Boat and recently motored along in the water for the first time. Now the pint-sized electric boat is being made available as a build-it-yourself kit.​
  • Dubbed the "ultimate sea toy," the Seakart 335 was recently on show at the Cannes Yachting Festival Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show. The smart looking inflatable boat is available in two versions that can seat three or five passengers.
  • Silt buildup can damage a dam's ability to effectively collect water, which means they need to be scanned and dredged periodically. Yamaha has developed an autonomous boat designed to make the mundane task of dam and lake bed sediment surveying a little bit easier.
  • Last year, Aston Martin formally put a proverbial toe in the water by revealing the designs for a powerboat called the AM37. Elements of the boat, consisting mostly of material samples, were revealed this week at the Salone del Mobile at Milan Design Week.
  • Mississippi-based Betta Boats LLC presents the SolarSkiff, a compact, dirt-simple solarized electric boat that doesn't require a trailer. If you want to motor through the water without the hassles involved with other boats, the SolarSkiff looks like an intriguing option.​
  • The Cigarette Racing Team and Mercedes have teamed up once again, picking up where they left off with last year's GT S-inspired boat to create a GT3 boat. If this 2,200-hp open-top harpoon doesn't bring the thrill of car racing to the open seas, few vessels have a chance.
  • We all like a relaxing holiday, but what if you could literally float away from all your worries? The Floatwing floating home lets you do just that. Whether used as a romantic getaway, a place to stay with friends or a watersports base camp, it can move leisurely around the calm serenity of a lake.
  • A startup spun out of the University at Buffalo hopes to sell preemptive marine autopilot systems to small and mid-size recreational boat owners, with an eye towards a future with self-driving boats.