Did NFL Players Take Boat Too Far Offshore?
In news stories about the four (now three) football players missing at sea, Coast Guard Capt. Tim Close has been quoted as saying that the boat they left shore in -- a 21-foot, single-engine, center-console boat made by Everglades Boats -- is "billed as 'unsinkable.' "
True, the website for Everglades Boats does call its vessels unsinkable. But the website also describes the company's mission as building "inshore and shallow-water boats with the structural integrity usually found in yachts." Deep-sea fishing, by definition, does not take place in inshore or shallow waters.
A person answering the phone at the company said the company would not comment until more is known about the incident.
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