BoatUS salvages 51-foot sailboat in Florida

The BoatUS catastrophe team is arranging for the salvage of a 51-foot sailboat in St. Augustine, Fla.
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BoatUS arranged to salvage this 51-foot boat, which broke free during Hurricane Matthew. Photo by David R. Wiggin.

BoatUS arranged to salvage this 51-foot boat, which broke free during Hurricane Matthew. Photo by David R. Wiggin.

The BoatUS catastrophe team is arranging for the salvage of a 51-foot sailboat in St. Augustine, Fla.

The boat broke free from St. Augustine Marina during Hurricane Matthew and was safely refloated.

The “cat” team is made up of professional surveyors, claims processors, transportation providers, and crane and barge operators that are working in areas from Florida to South Carolina, recovering BoatUS marine insurance program-insured boats affected by the storm.

BoatUS said that although there are localized areas of dock destruction and boat losses, damage to recreational boats from Matthew has not been widespread.

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