Several Yachts Run Into Difficulties After Miami Yacht Show

23 February 2018

Post-Miami Yacht Show wasn’t exactly smooth sailing for someyachts.

“There were lots of boats running into a lot of troubleleaving the boat show, especially with the low tide,” says Capt. Greg Mallek ofSea Tow Fort Lauderdale. “There were a few boats running aground up in theTriangle.”

While Mallek and Sea Tow didn’t assist with these boats,they did lend a hand earlier this week with a few others, like the 114-foot M/YGood Times on February 21.

“Around 5 p.m., GoodTimes called [reporting] that they lost steering on the way back from theMiami boat show and needed assistance on way the back to Boca,” says Mallek,adding that they had no bow thruster and were limited to moving with motors,and felt more comfortable having some assistance with the wind.

The yacht docked safely later that night around 8 p.m.

Earlier that day, M/Y Incognitoalso received assistance after having trouble keeping the motors running. SeaTow helped escort them just south of Port Everglades by the Dania Beach BoulevardBridge up to Sunrise Harbor.

Photo: Facebook/Sea Tow (Fort Lauderdale, FL)