Ocean Alexander loses yacht in marina fire

Posted on

A new Ocean Alexander 85 was a total loss after it was involved in a fire last week at Roche Harbor Marina in Friday Harbor, Wash., where it was on display and for sale, the company announced.

The July 10 fire was contained to the motoryacht because of a quick response from the marina staff and the San Juan Island Fire Department, company president John Chueh said in a letter to customers.

“Ocean Alexander Marine Yacht Sales Inc. has a 35-plus-year relationship with the Pacific Northwest boaters and Roche Harbor Marina. Thanks to the valiant efforts of the local fire department, damage was contained to the vessel itself,” Chueh wrote. “We’re so very grateful there were no serious injuries in this incident.”

The staff at the marina moved surrounding vessels to prevent damage, he wrote. “We would like to extend a sincere and heartfelt appreciation for the efforts of the fire department for arriving in a very timely manner and making heroic efforts to save the vessel,” he wrote. “We also appreciate all guests at the marina cooperating fully with the fire department and Roche Harbor staff, such that access to the vessel was made available and helped greatly in controlling the fire,” he wrote.

The incident is under investigation.

Click here for the letter.

Welcome to TradeOnlyToday’s premium content! To continue reading, please register now, for access to 10 free stories per month. Or subscribe, for unlimited access to all TradeOnlyToday content!

Click here to Register ... it's free!

Basic subscription: Registered members get free access to 10 premium content stories each month!

Not a member yet? Click here to Register!

Already a member? Click here to Login!

Subscribe ... for unlimited access!

Individual subscription: $29 for unlimited site access for one year.

Small Business subscription: $140 for unlimited site access for up to 10 members of a company for one year.

Corporate subscription: $300 for unlimited site access for all members of a company for one year.

You may close this dialog after seconds.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive. For more information, please see our Comments Policy.

Vote Today

What will be the effect of low gas prices on the marine industry?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Search Boats for Sale


Login to Trade Only Today

Lost Password