Oh that sink­ing feel­ing

Char­ter boat slips away in the cy­clone

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS - Dane Lilling­stone dane.lilling­stone@whit­sun­day­times. com.au

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

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