Boat sales climb in April

It was only April, but marine consumers had summer fun on their minds as sales of personal watercraft, jet boats and ski boats roared upward by margins ranging from 22 to 44 percent.   See Related Articles Spring sales season off to solid start January sales hold hope for spring season Boat sales close out…

Viking 41 Convertible 1988 – Great Value

Share!   Bluewater Yacht Sales Featured Boat41' Viking Convertible 1988 Bocephus   Well Cared For Classic Viking    1988 Viking 41 This Viking 41 Convertible has had excellent care and light fishing use.  Optimized for cruising with bow pulpit, awning and swim platform. Click on any photo to go to the complete listing. A lot of…

New tests raise questions about E15

  The marine industry's opposition to the distribution of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol received a boost this week.   See Related Articles Federal appeals court hears E15 waiver challenge EPA approval moves E15 closer to marketplace Company says it’s close to producing biofuel alternative E15 study bill passes House committee EPA releases 2012 renewable…

CRC tests reveal valve seat damage in some vehicles from E15

Engine durability tests by the Coordinating Research Council, which studies the interaction of engines and petroleum products, found leaks from uneven valve seat wear and pittage in two of eight 2001-09 vehicle engines run for 500 hr on a 15% ethanol-85% gasoline fuel blend, the organization supported by the American Petroleum Institute and automobile manufacturers…

‘Swamp People’ star Mitchell Guist dies

"Swamp People" star Mitchell Guist, right, died Monday in Louisiana. He is pictured here with his brother Glenn. STORY HIGHLIGHTS "Mitchell passed on the swamp, doing what he loved," the History Channel says He fell on a boat and may have had a seizure, a sheriff says "Swamp People" chronicles the lives of alligator hunters…

Catch a Viking Star

Catch a Viking star The Salt Tales, a Viking 42 Open is an official Hollywood debutant, ah, make that a Real Housewives of New Jersey debutant after a cameo appearance on Sunday, April 22 in the Season Four premiere of the popular Bravo television show. Although no call backs about its appearance have yet occurred, we understand Salt Tales' owners Ken…