That time my boat was struck by lightning and caught on fire.


David Ryan

David Ryan is a boat builder and USCG licensed master captain. He is the owner of Sailing Montauk and skipper of Montauk''s charter sailing catamaran MON TIKI You can follow him on Twitter @CaptDavidRyan

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  1. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Farewell, Intemperance; may a dedicated hobbyist find and restore her before she becomes car batteries.Report

    • Avatar David Ryan says:

      A search of the documented vessel database show INTEMPERANCE as the last name associated with her ID, and me as the last owner. The sad conclusion is that she was scrapped, and that’s too bad. The insurnace company would have sold her for $1 (maybe even paid you to take her) and $5,000 and six weeks hard work would have made her better than she was before the lightning hit. I’m sure somewhere there was someone who would have jumped at the chance to own a fine sailing passage-maker for well under $10K. But markets aren’t perfect, especially for distressed or otherwise encumbered assets.Report