Yacht gets stuck in snow on way to show

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A 43-foot Hinckley worth more than $1 million got stuck in a snowbank and tied up traffic Wednesday in Boston as it was being delivered to the Progressive New England Boat Show.

The brand-new Maggie Mae is set to be featured at the Feb. 14-22 show at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. But on Wednesday the boat got stuck in the thick of downtown traffic, according to WBZ-TV, a Boston CBS affiliate.

Robert Vincent told WBZ-TV that Hinckley Yachts had just finished the boat in Maine and that it will be delivered to him in Rhode Island after the show.

“All I know is that the truck driver hauling this boat to the boat show tried to make a turn on Summer Street in Boston and got the trailer hung up in a snowbank,” Vincent told the station. “I’m kind of nervous about it.”

Pictures of the stranded boat flooded social media; Vincent said he saw one and that his yacht looked to be OK.

“I’m holding my breath, waiting for confirmation from somebody that the boat has been safely delivered to the convention center at some point,” Vincent said.

The recent record-setting snowfall has narrowed city streets and created monstrous snowbanks in Boston. Although it might not be an ideal time to be hauling a 43-foot yacht through the city, Vincent said the boat had to make it to the convention center in a timely manner.

“They had to bring it in today in between snowstorms,” he said. “I feel bad that the boat and trailer caused a traffic jam in Boston.”

Vincent said this is the second “Maggie Mae” built by Hinckley that he will have owned. The first one was 36 feet.