The owners of a yacht that rents for $99,500 a week are suing a Long Wharf marina over damage they say was caused by a sunken piling the marina should have done something about before the yacht hit it.
In the lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the owners of the M/Y Namoh say the crew of the 125-foot yacht with twin 2250-horsepower diesel engines was in the process of backing into a slip at the Boston Waterboat Marina on Aug. 30, 2011, when "its hull and propellers struck a submerged object within the slip's berth and its starboard engine immediately shutdown."
A diver hired by the yacht company the next day found a submerged, 10-foot long piling right under the yacht, the owners say. And:
Immediately following the diver's report concerning his discovery and his removal of the submerged piling, the M/V NAMOH's Master conducted a sea trial of the vessel and discovered heavy vibrations resulting after engaging the vessel's engines. Further investigation of the vesselâ€™s condition revealed damage to both its hull and propulsion machinery.
The owners are seeking recompense for the $250,000 in repairs they say they had to make plus interest, lawyer's fees and any other penalties the court finds just.