Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Refloat This Boat and It Becomes All Yours

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

Refloat This Boat and It Becomes All Yours

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Byline: Averyll Loft

It's up to its gunwales in Mary River mud but if you can float Alice Lucas's boat it's yours to keep.

Ms Lucas, part owner of the yacht which sunk in the Mary near Aubinville last month, has decided anyone able to remove her boat from the banks of the river can keep it.

She said she, her partner and a friend spent most of the past 12 months restoring the boat. They cannot afford to fix it up again.

"We're devastated and would love to keep it," she said. "But we can't afford to fix it up."

"We've tried to remove it ourselves - but that's impossible when you've only got a tinny to work with. Maritime Services has given us lots of information to remove it but can't actually help."

Ms Lucas said the unfortunate accident happened after the trio was asked to move the yacht for the jet boat races through the Mary River. …

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