Beached motoryacht draws crowd in Florida

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Beachcombers along Vilano Beach, Fla., were surprised Sunday morning to find a 64-foot Hatteras motoryacht intact and perched in the white sand.

The scene drew a crowd of beachgoers, prompting local authorities to ask spectators to stay clear of the vessel while a plan is hatched to deal with the beached boat.

The skipper of Rays the Bar, registered out of Newport, R.I., says he and his daughter were traveling from Boston to Fort Lauderdale when the vessel hit bottom near St. Augustine Inlet during heavy seas and fog Saturday night.

Click here for a report by News 4 out of Jacksonville and click here for the official report by the Coast Guard, both with several photos from the scene.


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