Classic Boat under restoration sinks at dock


An unfortunate combination of events led to the dockside sinking of this beautiful little classic Chubasco 34 fishing boat, but we were happy to be able to salvage it for the owner.

“The owner had been gradually restoring the vessel,” says Capt. David, who responded to the call at Keystone Marina. “Unfortunately, the boat was at the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The single diesel engine had been sent out for rebuild, so the owner had the vessel towed to a dock to continue his restoration. After heavy rainfall one night, the boat sank.

“I secured the job and worked our Fast Response magic,” says Capt. David. “We lifted to stern above the water with ropes and come-alongs, then pumped her out.”

We certainly wish the owner success with his restoration. Be sure to check your bilge pumps and make sure your battery is topped up so this doesn’t happen to you!