A new release from Tristram Marine is always significant, but the 821 Offshore is more so than most.
Guests at an exclusive, island resort in Vietnam can now view the region’s colourful aquatic life in unparalleled clarity thanks to a new 24-person submarine with panoramic windows that takes tourists to depths of 100m in air-conditioned comfort.
The bottom of North America’s Great Lakes yields a treasure trove of WWll aircraft, many of them veterans of major battles including Pearl Harbor, Midway and the Solomons. Today these planes are being retrieved and restored to impress their lessons on a new generation.
Coromandel seaman, Jim Morgan, just can’t help himself. “She was just too good a boat to sink on the mooring,” he says of his latest acquisition, the little wooden workboat Lisa Rose.
Other than Africa’s Nile, it’s hard to pick a river that’s been more instrumental in advancing humanity’s scientific, industrial and cultural evolution than Europe’s Danube. But though it’s shaped the destinies of nations and empires for centuries, it now seems the mighty river may be in trouble.
Dereliction, defects, collisions and storms are behind the demise of many beautiful classics built between 1885 and 1951. Trawling through the existing – and often incomplete – historical records makes for a fascinating study.