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Troubled old Feadship sinks

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A 1953 Feadship, the 82-foot M/Y Notorious, partially sank at the dock at Ditto Landing Marina on the Tennessee River in Huntsville, Ala. No one was aboard at the time of sinking and the yacht had been in the marina about two years while undergoing repairs, according to news reports.


The yacht was launched as M/Y Serano II and later renamed Exuberance. It is believed to have been owned at one time by U.S. President Gerald Ford.The website Bone Yard Boats has been tracking her revival, including being offered “free to a good home” at one point and then auctioned on eBay for about $21,000 after that.


The stern of the vessel was destroyed as workers pulled it from the water. It is unclear what happens next.


A full story about the yacht and how it ended up partly submerged in Alabama is on boneyardboats.com.

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