Beautiful Sailboat Sunk & Raised in Lyme CT, SV Mazu Goes Viral after Frank Dinardi Drone Video

A beautiful 53-foot sailboat sunk in January and was raised on February 20, 2019, in Old Lyme, CT. No one was aboard.  After the epic, viral drone footage of the SV Mazu in Old Lyme, CT by Frank DiNardi, this boat’s sinking became a national news story.

We liked the Hartford Courant article:
“Sunken luxury yacht in Lyme raised and towed to area marina for repairs” by GREGORY B. HLADKY

No fuel spilled into the water. That article writes that it was refloated by “Sea Tow Central Connecticut of Old Saybrook and Shoreline Diving Services CT of Coventry. The vessel was towed to Chester Point Marina.” The Courant goes on to write, “The expensive boat is named ‘Mazu’ and is owned by Lyme residents Gilead and Maureen Johnson. It was moored all winter in Hamburg Cove where the Eight Mile River enters the Connecticut River.”

We used the public domain USCG photos. Below is their press release:

“Pollution responders from U.S. Coast Guard Sector Long Island Sound oversee salvage operation of a sunken 53-foot sailboat in the Connecticut River in Old Lyme, Conn., Feb. 20, 2019. The sailboat was re-floated by a commercial salvage company utilizing float bags and dewatering pumps. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard)
Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Michael White”
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