That sinking feeling leaves sailors with & 250,000 bill | UK news | The Guardian

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That sinking leaves sailors 250,000 bill

was an no self-respecting dog could down: the to take brand new yacht for spin and paid for privilege.


Sadly, did not quite to when Bob and Mike agreed to the state-of-the-art cruiser from to Dorset £100. In things went wrong that yacht ended at the of the and the sailors ended in the court, where were yesterday to pay £250,000 for replacement.

The saga on October 2003, when Elliott, an skipper, was by Offshore CI to the Fairline 40 from to Weymouth.

He then Mr Bailey, emergency lifeboat to help deliver the for half £100 fee.

pair set in the that evening travelled into rough Needles at a speed of 18 knots With Mr at the the boat struck a grade-two navigation which marked port side the channel inbound vessels.

suffered a fracture along hull and badly on starboard side it took hundreds of of water.

A lifeboat came to rescue was to tow to shore the yacht and had be dragged rest of way.

The worth £320,000, declared a total loss. investigations revealed the boat’s navigation equipment malfunctioned in rough seas, insurers claimed collision had caused by and refused replace it.

Offshore then the sailors recover the

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At the court on Mr Justice described the as a adventure and that the had been

Ordering Mr to pay of the trade price, said the had failed understand his responsibilities.

But said Mr should not all of blame and Mr Elliott pay the 15%. Both will also to pay legal costs.

A spokesman Offshore said the company pleased with outcome of case.

Mr said that he did feel the was his it was costly mistake I’ll have pay for financially for rest of life.

He I was helping Bob as a but look it’s got

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