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    A Launch Gone Wrong

    Not a good day.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEBJ...j616oYNmQiygAM
    Rick Grew

    1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

    2004 Past Commodore
    West River Yacht & Cruising Club
    www.wrycc.com

    #2
    What a shame.
    Rick, if you follow this, please let us know what was determined to be the cause.
    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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      #3
      this was 5 years ago
      Tally and Vicki
      "Wickus" Meridian 341
      MMSI 338014939

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        #4
        That's so funny! We were just talking about this yesterday on the way home from work. My commute friend's dad worked there at the time. He was in HR.
        Glen Sherwood
        1987 3270 twin 305’s
        Coupeville, WA

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          #5
          Originally posted by talman View Post
          this was 5 years ago
          Yep
          Dave
          Edmonds, WA
          "THE FIX"
          '93 2556 5.7 Bravo II 2.0:1 18 1/4x19 P
          (.030 over-Vortec top end-part closed cooled)
          The rebuild of my 2556 https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...76?view=thread
          Misc. projects thread
          https://www.baylinerownersclub.org/f...56-gctid789773

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            #6
            We spent time in an anchorage with IIWII, which is a sister ship of this
            one. We heard lots of inside stuff about it. It's 5 years later and the
            "phoenix" will never rise again. It's still sitting there in Anacortes, big
            as day. Probably would take more than the original cost to bring it
            up to snuff, which was many millions. IIWII is a brilliant boat and
            does not have any of the issues the sunk boat has.
            1994 2859 in Tacoma, WA
            7.4 Mercruiser
            Still learning about other systems
            and specs.

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              #7
              I remember reading about this and I recall the issue being that they didn't calculate the ballast properly so it was top heavy and fell over.

              Paul
              US Army (Retired), Federal Way, WA

              1990 Bayliner 3288 - the "Janna Lea"
              MMSI: 338181912

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                #8
                Originally posted by 2850Bounty View Post
                What a shame.
                Rick, if you follow this, please let us know what was determined to be the cause.
                Cause of capsize revealed for Northern Marine yacht

                Authorities ruled that the yacht likely sank because of its low margin of stability.
                REAGAN HAYNESUPDATED:JUL 27, 2017ORIGINAL:AUG 17, 2015
                It took more than a year after an 85-foot Northern Marine yacht capsized upon launch, generating a video that went viral and prompting the company to close up shop, for an investigation to reveal why the boat tipped. Now authorities have ruled that the yacht likely sank because of its low margin of stability.

                In May 2014 Baadensank upon launch in Anacortes, Wash., exacerbating a spate of bad luck for CEO and general manager Andy McDonald, who had just returned to work after an extended illness.

                A report the National Transportation Safety Board released about three weeks ago says the probable cause of the accident was the combined effects of a recording error during the final vessel weigh, which resulted in an incorrect assessment of the yacht’s center of gravity, and an overestimation of the weight of installed ballast.

                That partly confirmed what an independent architect found after the boat was subjected to a stability review — that the boat was not properly ballasted, McDonald told Trade Only at the time. “It was a launching accident,” he said. “The accident occurred while the boat was still mostly out of the water, so it had no flotation when it started to tip over.”

                McDonald, owner and general manager of New World Yacht Builders, was building boats under the name Northern Marine. He suddenly became ill in January of 2014, causing discontinuity during construction of the yacht, the report said.


                McDonald referenced his unexpected medical malady and subsequent three-month recovery in an interview with Trade Only Today after the boat accident, saying it had happened shortly after he was finally able to return to work.

                “One thing I feel pretty strongly about is the term capsize,” McDonald told Trade Only Today following the accident. “The boat did not capsize. It was not floating. It tipped over. It was involved in an accident.”


                The NSTB report referred to the accident as a capsize.

                The yacht was salvaged but was declared a total constructive loss, estimated at $10 million. McDonald told Trade Only in 2014 that Northern Marine’s insurance company was on the hook for the price.

                At the time of the accident New World employed 52 people, primarily at its Anacortes yard. The builder entered receivership and ceased operations in August 2014, according to the report.

                McDonald had worked under the tutelage of company founder Richard “Bud” LeMieux until LeMieux was forced out of the company after selling a controlling interest to an investor group. The company went bankrupt in 2010. LeMieux and McDonald together bought the company out of bankruptcy.


                At the 2011 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, McDonald told Trade Only that he was excited about new build projects — among them an 85-foot, expedition-style tri-deck cruiser. In 2012 McDonald bought the company, although LeMieux stayed on for a period of time as a consultant.

                After the sinking, LeMieux sent a letter to media outlets in an effort to distance himself from McDonald and the company.
                Rick Grew

                1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                2004 Past Commodore
                West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                www.wrycc.com

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by 2850Bounty View Post
                  What a shame.
                  Rick, if you follow this, please let us know what was determined to be the cause.
                  https://www.boatinternational.com/ya...capsize--27573
                  Rick Grew

                  1981 Carver 3007 Aft Cabin

                  2004 Past Commodore
                  West River Yacht & Cruising Club
                  www.wrycc.com

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                    #10
                    Rick Grew, do we all need to consider that what you post may be up to 5 years old?

                    Just kidding you!
                    Rick E. Gresham, Oregon
                    2850 Bounty Sedan Flybridge model
                    Twin 280 HP 5.7's w/ Closed Cooling
                    Volvo Penta DuoProp Drives
                    Kohler 4 CZ Gen Set

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