August 13, 2023

Lake Winnipesaukee Hit and Run

On Saturday twelfth August at around 23:00 hours a fifteen meter Sea Ray sport yacht was involved in a hit and run, as it crashed with a docked classic wooden speedboat of eight meters in size, in Lake Winnipesaukee, in Wolfeboro.  Police received a call about the crash with both New Hampshire State and Wolfeboro Police Department going at the scene to found a grounded and abandoned Sea Ray sport yacht on the rocks in Winter Harbor.  Initial investigation have found that the male operator and passengers of the Sea Ray left the scene, witnesses reported being helped by a Wellcraft boat of blue colour and about ten meters in length.  Luckily no one was onboard the docked wooden boat at the time of the collision, with no injuries reported to any persons.  Investigations about this hit and run are still ongoing.
The runaway Sea Ray in this hit and run is a second generation Sea Ray 500 Sundancer produced from 2003 to 2006, offers accommodation for five in two cabins and powered by twin Cummins 635hp engines reached speeds up to 32 knots.  The 500 Sundancer evolved into the Sea Ray 52 Sundancer, recognizable with different port-holes in the fall of 2006.
The classic wooden runabout which took the hit in this runaway collision is reported to be the Millie B, a triple cockpit mahogany build replica of a 1928 Hacker Craft, replicated to the tiniest of detail even in the seat colours, and owned by the New Hampshire Boat Museum.

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