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A Rare Trip on the Floating Train Yard of Hudson Harbour

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. Read More >>

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Visit an Incredible Winery Built Out of Abandoned Boats

If you were driving through the remote Guadalupe Valley in Baja, Mexico, you might mistake it for an ancient, dried-up port town: A cavalcade of overturned boats scattered across the desert like whale skeletons. In fact, this is Vena Cava Winery, and those old boats house its production facilities. Read More >>

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A Floating Arctic City Fuelled by Consuming Icebergs

With glaciers firing off more icebergs into the Atlantic than ever before, it shouldn't be surprising that people are envisioning futures that make the most of the dystopian realities a climate-changed world could bring. Cities that float around the arctic while eating icebergs are another one of those futures. Read More >>

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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 design means this hovercraft isn't afraid of rough seas. Read More >>

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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 types of activities. Read More >>

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A Ghost Ship Full of Cannibal Rats Has Disappeared in the Atlantic (Updated)

A massive ghost ship has been missing in the Atlantic since last February, along with its cargo of "disease-ridden cannibal rats." Now, it looks like it's headed for the UK. Read More >>

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This ​Private Catamaran Ferries Googlers Around San Francisco

The Triumphant is a mighty fine looking ferry. Fine enough, in fact, to be chartered by Google to move its employees around San Francisco. Read More >>

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6 Jaw-Dropping Superyachts Designed by Architects

Generally speaking, architects are brilliant and creative people with a wide range of talents. That sort of versatility is part of what makes them good architects in the first place. But let's be honest. Just because some people are good at a lot of things does not mean they're good at everything. Take yachts, for instance. Read More >>

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Australian Customs Rip Asylum Seekers' Boat in Half, Probably by Accident

Customs officers protecting the borders of Australia from boat-loads of asylum seekers nearly ended up drowning 40 of them in the sea, after a customs patrol ship managed to tear the bow off a packed fishing boat and had to rescue the unwelcomes. Read More >>

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Hackers Figured Out How to Hijack Shipping Vessel Tracking Systems

A team of white hat hackers recently figured out how to break into the navigation technology used to track 400,000 shipping vessels worldwide. With this kind of access they could hypothetically make it appear as if a fleet of mystery ships was about to invade New York City. This is not good. Read More >>

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Architect Zaha Hadid Designs Gorgeous Bio-Organic Rich Man's Superyacht

Here's one for our oil-rich oligarch readers. Architect Zaha Hadid, who usually does posh bendy buildings like the lovely London 2012 aquatics centre, has had a go at doing a yacht. It's part boat, part sci-fi bio-engineered spaceship. Read More >>

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BAE Prepares to Build Type 26 Combat Ship, First Wave of Suppliers Onboard

This dramatic embedded video is the latest design imagery for the Royal Navy's cutting-edge new Type 26 Global Combat Ship, the next-generation war-boat that's set to come into service early in the next decade. The critical Dover-Calais passenger sea ferry route will be safer than ever. Read More >>

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This Ship Makes Its Own Waves Inside to Remain Stable in Rough Seas

It can take a land lubber quite a while to get their sea legs, so MARINTEK (the Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute), working with Norway’s Salt Ship Design, have created a boat that can actively cancel out the rolling motion of the ocean's waves. Read More >>

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The First Icebreaking Ship That Drifts Sideways To Cut a Larger Path

Like an arctic version of the Tokyo Drift, a new icebreaking ship called the NB 508 will actually drift sideways through frozen lakes and rivers. It's not to capture some incredibly boring sub-zero gymkhana footage, though, but to clear a larger path through the ice for other ships to follow without getting stuck. Read More >>

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Students Take Control of £50m Superyacht Using Fake GPS Signals

By sending fake GPS data to a superyacht's navigation system, University of Texas students were able to override the actual GPS signals and send a £50 million ship veering off course without rousing any suspicions whatsoever. Well, they would have got away with it -- if it wasn't a controlled experiment, that is. Read More >>

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