An unfortunate Lagoon 450 got caught by Sandy Spit ("Sandy" really only applies to the beach behind, this was pure reef).
This is what happens when a boat, even a large well built one like a Lagoon, grounds on a reef or rocks. Again, why isn't boater education and/or licensing required for everyone who wants to drive a non-human powered boat? Nina, who is pretty new to boating, took the Maryland required class and passed with flying colors the first time.
Unfortunately these people had just boat the boat at the Annapolis Sailboat Show in October, a first time purchase. Who in their right mind STARTS with a 45 FOOT CAT?! A 45 foot cat would be intimidating to ME on a maiden voyage and I have a 100ton Master (commercial license) and 32 years of boating experience.
Damn, we're aground and not sure what to do!
Oh, we'll try to tow it off the reef!
Uh oh! Get her into deeper water and she seems to be sitting a bit lower than her water line!
Better get the emergency pumps going!
Four large pumps running at full pace, yet she seems to be sitting even lower. Not good!
Ugh, I think we're in trouble!
Yup, no doubt abut it, we're in deep trouble!
Going down? First floor, hardware, software, and ladies lingerie!
Even with 5 large emergency pumps running, still not enough.
But we have a plan and will get her refloated!
That's a little better!
Airbag suspension, a VERY expensive one.
Hauling her out to look at the damage.
Meh, that'll buff right out.
Or maybe not.
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