Boat launch hits snag
Boat unable to be floated until high tide at 10pm
Today's launch of Peter White-Robinson's retrofitted Navy patrol vessel has hit a snag with the 34 metre luxury yacht stuck on the Lee Breakwater boat ramp.
All was going well with the launch until it snagged on the ramp at the final hurdle.
Fitzroy Yachts owner Mr White-Robinson said he didn't know what had gone wrong.
He was worried the vessel could tip over with the outgoing tide.
Low tide today is at 3.50pm today.
The vessel, which weighs about 140 tonnes, could not be floated until high tide tonight at 10.
- Taranaki Daily News
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