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 toContinue reading “Hawaiian Surfer Wrangles Massive Wave”

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

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 GasContinue reading “NMMA plans conference call on fuel standards”

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,Continue reading “EPA estimates on biofuels too high, court says”

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 canContinue reading “Tooling the deck for our newest Back Cove Model – Downeast 37”

House Approves $50.7 Billion in Emergency Aid for Storm Victims

WASHINGTON — After fierce lobbying by political leaders in states across the Northeast, the House of Representatives on Tuesday night approved a long-awaited $50.7 billion emergency bill to provide help to victims of Hurricane Sandy. The aid package passed 241 to 180, with 49 Republicans joining 192 Democrats. The Senate is expected to pass theContinue reading “House Approves $50.7 Billion in Emergency Aid for Storm Victims”

The Viking 55: Uncompromising Convertible

The new Viking 55 is proof positive that there is no need to compromise when you want the best of all worlds. Lightning fast, the 55 Convertible with a pair of 1,550 mhp V12 MAN common rail diesels rushes to a top speed of 42 knots. At 2000 rpm, this speed merchant will cruise 34Continue reading “The Viking 55: Uncompromising Convertible”

Viking 55 Finishes 2nd At the 2013 Sailfish Club Gold Cup

Viking 55 2nd at 2013 Sailfish Gold Cup The Viking 55 is a first class high performance sport fishing boat with luxury accommodations that can do up to 43 kts in complete comfort. Here the Viking 55 finishes second place at the 2013 Sailfish Club’s Gold Cup. The team consists of Viking Yachts owner, PatContinue reading “Viking 55 Finishes 2nd At the 2013 Sailfish Club Gold Cup”

BIG BIG TUNA DAY at Virginia Beach, Virginia

12TH citations: Bluefin Tuna: 358 lbs caught by Robert J. Wiggins of Virginia Beach, VA Bluefin Tuna: 227 lbs caught by Damien Roberts of Chesapeake, VA Bluefin Tuna: 221 lbs caught by Duane E. Johnson of Hinesville, GA Bluefin Tuna:200 lbs caught by Jack McDaniels III of Man, WV on the Git-R-Done Bluefin Tuna: 217Continue reading “BIG BIG TUNA DAY at Virginia Beach, Virginia”

Richmond Times Dispatch Fishing report for Jan. 11

CHESAPEAKE BAY/ OUTER BANKS Dr. Ken Neill III of the Peninsula Salt Water Sport Fisherman’s Association reports rockfish remain inside of the bay for catch-and-release. Smaller fish are at the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, while larger fish are still being caught and released in the Kiptopeke area. Anglers fishing for bluefin tuna have been catching aContinue reading “Richmond Times Dispatch Fishing report for Jan. 11”

Striped bass enforcement…is it worth it?

Last Wednesday’s plea by Jeffery S. Adams was the first in five cases the United States government is bringing against charter boat captains fishing for striped bass in the Exclusive Economic Zone – an area from three to 200 miles of the coast, where it is illegal to fish for or posses rockfish. Adams’ caseContinue reading “Striped bass enforcement…is it worth it?”

Coast Guard Strives to Preserve Striped Bass

The pre-dawn January morning was chilled with a light breeze while wisps of fog clung to the distant skylines of Portsmouth and Norfolk.  Slowly, a golden-red sun climbed the horizon, painting the white hull of the 87-foot Coast Guard Cutter Shearwater with a soft light as the crew pulled the ship away from the pier.Continue reading “Coast Guard Strives to Preserve Striped Bass”

Blocked Oregon Inlet leaves boat builders on edge

Watermen and boat builders turned out in force Monday to keep a spotlight on Oregon Inlet and urge Dare County commissioners to lead a unified effort to open the channel back up for commerce. Two of the six remaining local boat builders warned that the shallow channel is not just a problem for trawlers thatContinue reading “Blocked Oregon Inlet leaves boat builders on edge”

Disqualified Tournament Winners’ Suit for $910,000 Goes to State Supreme Court

A Team in the 2010 Big Rock That Thought It Had Won the Event with an 883-Pound Blue Marlin Was Disqualified for a Rules Violation. Their Suit to Reclaim the Near-Million-Dollar Prize Has Gone to the State Supreme Court. By Doug Olander Related Tags: News, marlin fishing, tournament fishing   email print share Comment EnlargeContinue reading “Disqualified Tournament Winners’ Suit for $910,000 Goes to State Supreme Court”

Bluefin Tuna Sells For Record $1.76M In Tokyo

TOKYO (AP) — A bluefin tuna sold for a record $1.76 million at a Tokyo auction Saturday, nearly three times the previous high set last year. In the year’s first auction at Tokyo’s sprawling Tsukiji fish market, a 489-pound tuna caught off northeastern Japan sold for 155.4 million yen, said Ryoji Yagi, a market official.Continue reading “Bluefin Tuna Sells For Record $1.76M In Tokyo”

Bluewater New Listings this Week!

New and Reduced Yacht Listings for the week of January 7, 2013 Monday January 7, 2013 Join us on Facebook | Follow on Twitter Featured Boat: 40′ Sea Ray 1998 Name: Havana Daydreamin Price: $129,000 Location: Deltaville, VA Less than 350 Hours!! New Listing View Listing 29′ Wellcraft 2003 Name: Price: $69,000 Location: Manteo, NC Four Stroke YamahaContinue reading “Bluewater New Listings this Week!”

Miss Susie II wins the Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout with the only Fish Caught all Weekend

30.55 Pound Striper Wins The Shotout! After almost three days of fishing in the 10th annual Mid-Atlantic Rockfish Shootout everybody was tied for first place. Nothing at all had been caught. Most fish were well outside of the three mile limits, where they are illegal to keep. So the scenario made Saturday, the final dayContinue reading “Miss Susie II wins the Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout with the only Fish Caught all Weekend”

Delaware state record for striped bass now in Pennsylvanian hands

A Pennsylvanian now holds the Delaware state record for striped bass. View full size Ben Smith, of Bryn Mar, set the Delaware state record for striped bass with this 52-pound fish. DNREC Photo Ben Smith, of Bryn Mar, was fishing Dec. 8 in the surf at Delaware Seashore State Park when he hooked into aContinue reading “Delaware state record for striped bass now in Pennsylvanian hands”

Suspensions of Hatteras ferry runs to continue

  Continued shoaling and low water will probably mean suspensions of ferry service between Hatteras and Ocracoke for several more weeks until a contractor can clear out the channel. Problems have persisted in the ferry channel since Hurricane Irene in 2011, especially in a tight dogleg where depths can be as little 4 feet. HurricaneContinue reading “Suspensions of Hatteras ferry runs to continue”

Bluewater Yacht Sales has the 2013 Regulator 34 at The Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout

Come See out Regulator 34 Center Console on display in front of Waterman’s Restaurant for the 10th Annual Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout. We will have the Regulator on display throughout the entire Weekend! Call Hank at (804) 337-1945 Hsibley@bluewateryachtsales.com Bluewater Yacht Sales Stock 34 Regulator http://www.midatlanticrockfishshootout.com/Mid Atlantic Rockfish Shootout