The Scotsman based Richard Ogilvy bought a boat from a private yachtsman in London about 15 years ago that was in the year 2013.
Since then he worked on it for up to eight hours every day. The objective behind was to restore the glory of boat.
Now, after the 15 years of hard work, Richard finally decided to test the boat. For this, he decided to sail the yacht at Burghead Harbor in Scotland. But unfortunately, the yacht Sea Wraith dove under the water within few minutes of its land. It was the dearest dream of Richard Ogilvy after his retirement from work, that he will restore the pre-war yacht and take it to high seas once more.
But with the vintage yacht Sea Wraith, he wasn’t able to make his dream come true. It became a nightmare for him, when the yacht after just five minutes of launch began to sink.
Mr Ogilvy, of Forres, was rescued by a fishing trawler. Of his experience, he said, “The cracks in the boat were bigger and larger than my expectations and from that that the water gushed in large quality. Fortunately, we got the time to get off of the boat. I was on a fishing boat when the yacht sank.” Ogilvy has managed to retrieve the boat.
When asked about his experience, He laughed wonderfully and said, “It was a wonderful and a very positive experience that is what all I can say. I had lost the interest in yachting, but this incident has retained. This is what this has done certainly put it back into it. This is what it’s all about. I’ve got a holiday on a yacht booked now too – with Yacht Charter Zadar – but hopefully that one will stay afloat.
This yacht is almost 100 years old and has a great history. Sinking is just a new drama attached to it.