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South Brunswick’s Route 1 Abandoned Yacht Mystery Solved

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Credits: Police photo

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ – Mechanical failure for the truck transporting a 37-foot yacht from New York to Maryland led to the vessel ending up on the shoulder of Route 1 south yesterday, police said.

Police learned overnight that the yacht had recently been sold and was in the process of being transported from Mamaroneck, New York to Maryland by Otter Creek Marina and Boat Transportation.

The truck transporting the boat experienced mechanical problems and the driver, Christopher White, 49, of Forrest Hills, Maryland, decided to off load the boat on the shoulder of the highway at around 1:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, according to police.

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White left the boat on blocks and headed to Maryland to get a new trailer, but did not explain why he never notified police or any authorities about leaving the boat on the side of the road, police said.

Just after 8 p.m., George’s Garage and Towing moved the yacht from the highway, police said.

Police said White was issued two summonses, one for failure to notify police of a disabled or abandon vehicle and the second for obstructing the passage of vehicles. 

There was one minor car crash from drivers watching the boat while it was on the shoulder of the highway, police said.

Police estimated the value of a similar new boat to be around $500,000 and also said the towing could cost around $6,000.

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