Oh that sinking feeling
Charter boat slips away in the cyclone
FOR Max MacIntyre, Silent Night was more than just a charter boat, it was a memory that will last with his family forever.
The popular local boat sank during Cyclone Debbie after the marina wharf it was docked on at Abell Point broke.
“It’s a sad way to see a boat like that go,” Mr MacIntyre said.
“I don’t know exactly what caused (the sinking) yet. Now it’s at the bottom (of the ocean) at Abell Point sunk,” he said.
“The marina broke partly down the end and some other boats broke free. It’s just one of those unfortunate things. I met with the assessors (last) Wednesday morning, it will be a total write- off which is sad.”
Silent Night was formally called Madame De Farge and had multiple wins during her history in the east coast racing circuit.
Bought by Mr MacIntyre 10 years ago, the yacht has