Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Sandy Update from the Northeast: 65,000 Boats Damaged

BoatU.S. surveys boat damage from SuperStorm Sandy, pegs total at $650 Million... 

It is now estimated that more than 65,000 recreational boats were damaged or lost as a result of Hurricane Sandy according to a report released today by the Boat Owner’s Association of The United States (BoatUS).

The dollar damage associated with all recreational boats from the storm is reported to be approximately $650 million, making this the single-largest industry loss since BoatUS began keeping track in 1966.

Video and more after the photo, which was taken by U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Andy Johnson. In the photo, USCG Petty Officer 1st Class Devin Marchut and Petty Officer 1st Class David Caterisano assess a partially submerged vessel in Navesink River, N.J. on November 10, 2012…

Damaged boats from Sandy
Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Andy Johnson.