BOSTON (CBS) — A 43-foot yacht worth over $1 million got stuck in a snowbank and tied up traffic in Boston Wednesday afternoon as it was being delivered to a boat show, its soon-to-be owner said.
The brand-new Maggie Mae is set to be featured at this weekend’s New England Boat Show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center before the mishap at Summer and Lincoln Streets at about 1:30 p.m. The 18-wheeler carrying the boat eventually made it to the convention center by 3 p.m.
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Robert A. Vincent told WBZ-TV that the boat was just finished by Hinckley Yachts in Maine, and he will take ownership of the motor yacht once it is delivered to him in Rhode Island after the boat show.
“All I know is that the truck driver hauling this boat to the boat show tried to make a turn on Summer Street in Boston and got the trailer hung up in a snow bank,” Vincent said. “I’m kind of nervous about it.”
Pictures of the stranded boat flooded social media on Tuesday; Vincent said he saw one of them and said his yacht looked to be OK.
“I’m holding my breath, waiting for confirmation from somebody that the boat has been safely delivered to the convention center at some point,” Vincent said.
The recent record-setting snowfall has narrowed city streets and created monstrous snowbanks in Boston. While it might not be an ideal time to be hauling a 43-foot yacht through the city, Vincent said the boats had to make it to the convention center in a timely manner.
“They had to bring it in today in between snowstorms,” he said. “I feel bad that the boat and trailer caused a traffic jam in Boston.”
Vincent said this is the second “Maggie Mae” made by Hinckley he’ll have owned. The first one was only 36 feet.