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What’s true of real estate in 2009 is also true of the boating world: It’s a buyer’s market. So if you’ve always wanted to hit the open water but didn’t think you could afford it, now may be the right time to reconsider.

Prices on new boats dropped steeply in the past year as used boats flooded the market, so start your search at a boat show or local dealer, where you can find surprisingly good deals on new models. For instance, Chaparral Boats, a subsidiary of Marine Products(MPX Quote – Cramer on MPX – Stock Picks), is running a “Wow Now” sales event with cash rebates and free extended engine warranties. Marine retailers like MarineMax(HZO Quote – Cramer on HZO – Stock Picks) can help you choose and finance the right boat. By cruising shows and dealers, you can get a firsthand look at different models and ask questions about them…  More info


With loud music playing and a table full of catered food, it might be hard to believe that engineering students actually undertook a massive project Sunday afternoon in the Art Mart.That’s right, they are once again preparing for the annual National Concrete Canoe Competition, sponsored by American Society of Civil Engineers. The team will compete April 3–4 at …  More info


KAHULUI – On Thursday, during one of the last practices before Saturday’s First Hawaiian Bank State Canoe Paddling Championships, Kamehameha Schools Maui coach Robert Brede said that he had ”a lot of butterflies” rumbling around in his stomach as he prepared his boys, girls and mixed crews, all of them Maui Interscholastic League champions.

”This is the first year that I have three events – the boys, girls and mixed – in the first heat…  More info

USA-based Sea Kayak Adventures, Inc. is offering an exciting trip package where participants can be eyeball-to-eyeball with a gray whale in Baja’s federally protected calving lagoons and paddle a kayak alongside dolphins and fin and blue whales in the clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. Their eight-day “Baja Sea Kayaking and Whale Watching Combo” itinerary, including travel days and hotel in Loreto, offers opportunities to …  More info