Hawaiian Surfer Wrangles Massive Wave

In this photo released on Jan. 29, 2013, by Nazare Qualifica organization, surfer Garrett McNamara rides a wave off Praia do Norte beach in Nazare, Portugal, on Jan. 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) In a slice of the Atlantic Ocean he says is "known as a place of death, not of riding waves" according to…

50th Annual Buccaneer Cup Sailfish Release Tournament 10th Annual Florida Fish for Life Billfish Tournament Palm Beach, Florida ~ January 23-26, 2013

  Twenty three boats slugged it out over three days of fun in the sun during the Palm Beach Double Shot. This unique event is comprised of two tournaments; the Buccaneer Cup and the Florida Fish for Life. This year the tournament quickly became a duel between top dead bait trollers and top live bait…

NMMA plans conference call on fuel standards

On Monday, the National Marine Manufacturers Association will join a diverse group of stakeholders in holding a conference call to discuss the negative impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard.   See Related Articles Appeals court rules against EPA on biofuel estimates Wall Street Journal criticizes EPA after biofuel ruling Federal court denies E15 appeal Gas…

EPA estimates on biofuels too high, court says

A federal appeals court has ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency is overestimating the amount of fuel that can be produced from grasses, wood and other nonfood plants in an effort to promote a fledgling biofuels industry. At issue is a 2007 renewable- fuels law that requires a certain amount of those types of fuels,…

Tooling the deck for our newest Back Cove Model – Downeast 37

In early January, Kevin Burns, Vice President of Design and Product Development for Back Cove Yachts took a visit to Maine Concepts in Cape Coral, Florida to check on the mold for Back Cove’s newest model – the Back Cove Downeast 37. Marine Concepts specializes in composites tooling and fiberglass parts. Before the mold can…