A Floating Disc Boat Gives Fishermen 360-Degree Access to Their Prey

If you took a bass boat and stripped it to its bare essentials—just the most important things a fisherman needed—you'd probably end up with the Ultraskiff 360. It does away with the traditional boat design in favor of a circular floating platform that gives fisherman better access to the water in any direction. » 6/12/14 2:20pm 6/12/14 2:20pm

Archaeologists may have found the wreck of Columbus' Santa Maria

After 500 years, archaeologists believe that they have found the wreck of the Santa Maria— Christopher Columbus' flagship—at the bottom of the sea off the north coast of Haiti. The leader of the expedition, Barry Clifford, told The Independent that all the evidence "strong suggests that this wreck is Columbus' famous… » 5/13/14 1:07am 5/13/14 1:07am

Cruise Ship Plays the Loudest Seven Nation Army You've Ever Heard

The 964-foot-long MSC Magnifica isn't just a luxurious, $550 million cruise ship. It's the world's first 4,500 passenger musical instrument, and it rocked a slow, loooouuud rendition of The White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" at this weekend's 825th Hamburg Port Anniversary in Germany. Talk about rocking the boat. » 5/11/14 3:30pm 5/11/14 3:30pm

A Rare Trip On The Floating Train Yard Of Hudson Harbor

The only two options that freight trains have for accessing the east side of the Hudson River are to cross a bridge in Albany—140 painstaking miles North of New York City—or to ride a rail barge across the Hudson through the highly efficient marine-rail operation run by NYNJ Rail in Jersey City. » 5/10/14 11:00am 5/10/14 11:00am

A Hovercraft That Isn't Afraid of Giant Waves

In order to float across land and water, the giant air-trapping skirt around the base of a hovercraft needs to keep a tight seal at all times. Were it to tackle giant waves, it would get tossed about just like a boat, but unlike a boat it would tend to sink—because that cushion of air would be gone. But an improved… » 2/13/14 9:20am 2/13/14 9:20am

A Modular Boat You Can Reconfigure For Work or Play

You want a fishing boat, but the rest of your family wants a cabin cruiser. It's a problem that's been plaguing well-off families who can't afford both for years. Thankfully, Italian boat builder Azure Embark has found a solution with its Ethos E30 that features a modular design that can be reconfigured for different… » 2/10/14 9:33am 2/10/14 9:33am