August 14, 2022

Unconscious Man Saved from Florida Boat Fire

An unconscious man was saved by two police officers in Manatee Pocket waterway near Pirates Cove in Stuart, Florida when his sportfish boat went ablaze and later exploded on the afternoon on Sunday fourteen August.  The boat allegedly caught fire and while the two officers where trying to take a man out exploded.  The police officers escaped injury while the man onboard was taken to hospital for observation. The officers Rib also had some damage in this operation with some of it melting with the heat caused by the Sportfish cruiser on fire.
The sportfish cruiser in this fire is a Wellcraft 3200 Coastal produced from 1984 to 1986.  The 3200 Coastal has an accommodation sleeping four persons in a two plus two layout.  A a modified Vee hull with a fine entry and medium fourteen degrees deadrise aft coupled to twin petrol gas Mercruiser 270hp engines and shaft line propulsion gave her a speed up to thirty knots.  The 3200 Coastal was also available in a flybridge enclosed main deck version called the Sport Bridge. 

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