Multi-million dollar yacht runs aground at Nobska Beach in Woods Hole Friday

Multi-million dollar yacht runs aground at Nobska Beach in Woods Hole Friday


   Private tow boats dewater Cocktails. Photo by David G. Curran.

An aerial view of the grounded vessel. Courtesy of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Friday afternoon, a 100-foot, multi-million dollar yacht, Cocktails, ran aground at Nobska Beach in Woods Hole after hitting a rock 100-yards off Nobska Beach.  According to the Coast Guard, the master intentionally grounded the vessel to prevent it from taking on more water through a 4 by 20 foot hole in the bow created by the rock.  The Coast Guard dispatched crews aboard a 25-foot response boat and a 41-foot utility boat after overhearing the vessel call for a commercial tow company.

Coast Guard crewman were on scene at 11:45 a.m. and removed two people from Cocktails. Sea Tow and TowBoat US arrived to dewater the yacht and tow it to Fairhaven with a Coast Guard escort.

According to Senior Chief Petty Officer Ronny German, Cocktails was grounded to keep the vessel from sinking. Coast Guard Auxiliary aircraft provided aerial coverage during the rescue to monitor the operation and identify any pollutants.

There were no reports of injury or pollution, the Coast Guard said.

Motor yacht Cocktails, a Hargrave 100 built in 2006, rents for $42,500 to $49,000 per week. Amenities include a crew of four, accommodations for 8, a Jacuzzi, barbeque, "water toys" and many extras. Hargrave is an American custom yacht designer/manufacturer.

Top photo/video and original report by David G. Curran.
Source: United States Coast Guard.

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