HIGH AND DRY: The stricken yacht, with its mast resting on the nearest building, after it had tumbled over on Wednesday night.
HIGH AND DRY: The stricken yacht, with its mast resting on the nearest building, after it had tumbled over on Wednesday night.

Inquiry will study boat mishap

BY ADRIAN MILLER

AN INSURANCE investigation is underway at the Yamba Marina as boat owners and marina managers try to determine how a 12-metre yacht came out of its cradle while undergoing repairs.

The boat crashed to the ground on Wednesday night, waking a couple asleep in the bow of the vessel.

The crash caused a hole to be ripped through the hull, and the boat was left on its side throughout Thursday with the mast resting on a nearby building.

Yamba Marina owner Peter Sutton said an insurance assessor was conducting an investigation which would determine the exact cause of the mishap.

He said the damage to the boat had been extensive.

"It won't be going anywhere," he said.

"It's going to be on the hard for some time."

The yacht was righted yes- terday morning.



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