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Tow boats take 213 foot yacht up the New River

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Cape Ann Towing towed what may be the largest yacht ever up the New River in Ft. Lauderdale.


At 213 feet (65m), the M/Y Lady M made for spectacular watching along the river this morning, stopping both landlubbers and boaters on its path.


The trip during slack tide was uneventful but not without its issues. The Jungle Queen chose the downtown curve by the theater to pass on the inside, and a yacht heading down river happened by just as it made its approach to Little Florida.


With no other traffic or berthed yachts nearby, the wiggles were no problem, Cape Ann owner Capt. Courtney Day said, and even a sailboat with its mast on deck sticking out 20 feet off the bow “like a battering ram” was manageable.


Lady M, a 716-ton semi-displacement Palmer Johnson, has no stabilizer fins, which is what often limits the size of a vessel heading to shipyards up the river, Day said.


“We could do one foot more,” Day said, noting that the only tight spot was Little Florida, and that was mostly because his line coming in wasn’t perfect.


“It’s the biggest boat I’ve ever towed up the river,” Day said. “I’ve been doing this 23 years and I haven’t heard of anything bigger … in my time.”


The tow ended safely in the east basin at Lauderdale Marine Center where the Palmer Johnson vessel is believed to be in for warranty work.

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