"We lost everything in 20 minutes": the couple wanted to start a new life on a yacht, but happiness lasted only two days
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26-year-old Tanner Broadwell and 24-year-old Nikki Walsh sold all their property in Colorado to buy a sailing yacht and start a new life on the high seas. But the beautiful life did not last long, the journey ended after 48 hours off the coast of Florida.
Source: Daily Mail
A team of two people and a two-year-old pug Remy went to conquer the seas. More precisely, they thought so. For two days everything went according to plan, Tanner and Nikki enjoyed the trip until the yacht ran into some kind of obstacle. The impact was so strong that Nikki almost flew off the deck. When the water began to flow into the cabin, the team called the Sea Tow service.
When Sea Tow employees arrived at the crash site 40 minutes later, the ship sank to a depth of three meters, and the team had to jump overboard.
According to novice sailors, the cause of the shipwreck was inaccuracies in navigation data dated 2016-2017.
Now the couple will have to pay ten thousand dollars to get the boat out of the water, but they have neither money nor insurance.
Neither Tanner nor Nikki had any yacht management experience. But this did not prevent them from buying a 49-year-old vessel in April 2017. The couple paid five thousand dollars for the yacht and spent another five to get it in proper shape. Now Nikki and Tanner have $90 in their pocket. They do not know what to do next, but they are sure that this is not their last adventure at sea.