Sunday, June 22, 2014
Your Sunday happy news: welders at Marine Group Boat Works smoke $24,000,000 yacht
The Polar Bear, a 110-foot yacht owned by Larry Jodsass, a retired electrical engineer and entrepreneur, who spent five years finishing the boat, which has wood-finished floors and walls and marble bathroom counters, burned to a crisp after welders accidentally set it on fire about 9:20 a.m. Thursday. The vessel was still smoking 10 hours later because the shipyard uses union labor, which doesn't quit until the job is done right. (Just kidding!)
Local ship captain Kurt Roll was photographing a friend's boat when he raced to the scene and then launched his DJI Phantom quadcopter, equipped with a GoPro camera for a flyover.