The yacht Alex Thomson lost in a harrowing accident found 10 years later, the nine-time rescued yacht captain set to throw in the towel and Microsoft's co-founder repairs a coral reef damaged by his 300ft superyacht ... Read this week's news in YBW's handy bite-sized format.
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26 February 2016
The yacht that skipper Alex Thomson abandoned in the Southern Ocean in the 2006-2007 Velux 5 Oceans Race has been discovered on a remote South American beach. Learn more about the harrowing rescue.
The Microsoft co-founder and environmentalist landed in hot water when his yacht, MV Tatoosh, accidentally damaged 14,000 square feet of coral reef in the Cayman Islands. Read the full story here.
Steve Shapiro, dubbed a Captain Calamity by the press, is ready to throw in the towel after being rescued nine times, most recently when his boat tipped over and caught fire due to a candle not having been blown out properly. Read about the (mis)adventures here.
The owner of a previously sunken harbour tanker has been fined and ordered to pay costs after pleading guilty to operating a dangerously unsafe vessel. Read the full story.
A Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report into a high-speed powerboat crash which seriously injured a teenager has been published. Read the report’s findings.
19 February 2016
Dramatic video posted by the US Coast Guard shows their 42ft boat being pummelled by waves during a training exercise. Watch the video.
A former RNLI lifeboat has found a new home onshore as a rental property in the Scottish Highlands. See the photos.
A new electric water taxi is set to be tested on stretches of the Seine River in Paris this summer and its designer wants to use driverless technology. Read the story.
Jonathan Schwinge has signed up a key partner for his ambitious flying pyramid superyacht project. See the pictures.
A homeless woman who staff say thwarted a robbery attempt at a beauty store in Oxford has become the focus of a fundraising effort and hopes to buy a boat. Read the full story here.
12 February 2016
The RNLI came to the aid of a diabetic man suffering from severe seasickness on Saturday after his yacht lost power. Read the full story here.
Sunseeker International has thrown its support behind Poole Harbour’s fledgling boat show as the show’s primary sponsor. Read the story here.
An entrepreneur and a yacht captain have teamed up to create an idealistic new yacht company that will make its debut at the Miami Boat Show 2016. See the renderings.
Princess Yachts has contracted a German yacht toy manufacturer to create two bespoke water toys to celebrate 50 years of building luxury motor yachts. See the toys here.
Five friends — four of whom are former British military — have set off from mainland Europe for South America in a bid to set a record for the fastest transatlantic crossing. See the video.
5 February 2016
Ferretti Security and Defence boat to launch this summer
A new division of the Italian yard, Ferretti Security and Defence, will launch its debut model this summer, called the FSD195. See the concept renderings.
A fisherman had a close encounter with a shark when his kayak was overturned by the mighty fish in South Africa. Watch the video here.
The Ron Holland-designed Kestrel 106 sailing yacht, conceived by Kestrel Superyachts and built by the Aganlar Boatyard in Bodrum, Turkey, is up for sale. Go on. Treat yourself.
Two Danish sailors have conceived and organised a solo race around Denmark scheduled to take place in 2016. Are you brave enough to enter?
A missing dog named Storm was rescued by RNLI volunteers after he chased seagulls into the sea and swam a mile off shore from Hastings in East Sussex. Read the dramatic (and adorable) rescue story.
Alex Thomson's lost yacht found 10 years later, nine-time rescued yacht captain may give up and Microsoft's co-founder repairs a…
Microsoft's Paul Allen's yacht MV Tatoosh causes coral reef damage, perilous pair of yachtsmen ask for help for the ninth…
Sir Ben Ainslie gets a new racing yacht, Bugatti unveils a speedboat design, dramatic rescues at sea and perhaps the…