From Captain Calamity who was rescued nine times in seven months to a Boeing 767 "sailing" along the Irish coast, here are the top YBW news stories for 2016
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Danish boat manufacturer, RAND, has launched a new, sustainably-built electric motorboat for use in coastal cruising and on lakes and canals.
An man from Cleckheaton has died after falling into a canal in Ravensthorpe on Sunday night (18 October).
Two passengers were onboard the 37ft yacht, which got into difficulty near Poole Harbour.
CRN has announced their experimental new megayacht – the 55m 'Atlante'.
The boat has been designed for remote surveillance and high-speed exploration and was tested successfully for the first time on a site near Portsmouth Naval Base.
Two people were rescued from their 30ft yacht after it ran aground at the entrance to Pwllheli marina.
French shipyard Piriou has unveiled a 95m yacht concept, the Navire de Voyage 95. Find out more about this superyacht.
Ilfracombe RNLI rescued two people after it lost engine power off the North Devon coast.
Two rare Ferraris have been auctioned off for £8.53m today (14 October) with proceeds going to the RNLI.
The 2015 edition of the Rolex Middle Sea Race start this Saturday (17 October) in Malta's Grand Harbour. Over 100 yachts will be competing, flying the flags of 22 countries.
Port Takola yacht marina and boatyard in Thailand is scheduled to open during May 2016.
Construction has started on the first New York Marina in more than 20 years, with a spring 2016 opening planned.
Nominations for the 2015 ISAF Rolex World Sailor of the Year have been announced, with five British contenders in the running for the coveted award.
The pair made history at the 2015 Endeavour Championship after winning all eight races.
The fiancé of the woman killed in a speedboat accident on the River Thames in May has spoken about losing the childhood sweetheart it took him over 30 years to find.
RNLI Bembridge rescued four people after their yacht's engine stopped working and the anchor started to drag.
An online campaign has launched to buy 82-year-old sailor Julian Mustoe a new yacht to replace one that sunk in North Sea.
The 2015 Student Yachting World Cup (SYWoC) takes place 13-20 October and will host around 150 competitors from 15 countries.