Stanley Yacht Services: Bridge Meets Megayacht ... With A Resounding Crash!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bridge Meets Megayacht ... With A Resounding Crash!

Rocky Ride For RockStar

On a recent delivery, we went under the Broad Causeway drawbridge with a certain amount of trepidation as the east span was locked in the down position and we had to navigate the 82' Astondoa Tiffany through the narrowed overhead opening while dealing with a pretty stiff current. We look back on what ultimately turned out to be a smooth passage with no small degree of relief now, considering what happened to the 161' megayacht RockStar last evening.

Yacht crashes into Broad Causeway drawbridge

Certainly not what you want to have happen at the beginning of charter season, especially when the weekly rate is reportedly a quarter million dollars. We hope for all involved that repairs can be made (to both the yacht and the bridge) without undue delay.

Thankfully, no one was injured - not physically, anyway - but there will definitely be a lot of explaining to do! For our part, every time we go under a bridge from now on, we'll remember RockStar (and keep our fingers crossed).

Have you had any close calls under a bridge? Do share in the comment section below!

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