Stanley Yacht Services: Aground, Adrift, Afloat

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Aground, Adrift, Afloat

After spending most of the weekend beached at Vilano, just north of St. Augustine, FL, the 64-foot Hatteras motoryacht, "Rays The Bar", was towed back out to sea Monday morning.
The yacht was near the end of a delivery from Boston to Fort Lauderdale when it hit bottom just outside the St. Augustine Inlet about 3:30 p.m. Saturday in heavy seas and a dense fog that came on quickly. 
With the yacht disabled, the captain anchored and called for assistance. Unfortunately, after she and her daughter were taken off the vessel for the night, the anchor separated, leaving the boat adrift until it washed ashore at Vilano Beach.
Despite a pending yard bill for damaged props and shafts and a salvage bill of about $40,000, [owner, Jeff] Ray was grateful for the outcome.
And we're grateful all souls are safe [and that we don't have to foot the bill!].

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