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.
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A person answering the phone at the company said the company would not comment until more is known about the incident.