Severe Yacht Wakes Damage Boats in Kittery Marina

Photo courtesy Badgers Island Marina

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SeacoastOnline: Weeks after a pair of yachts motored past Badgers Island, leaving massive wakes that damaged boats and docks, property owners are still calculating damages and filing insurance claims.

Darren LaPierre, owner of Badgers Island Marina, East and West, said Wednesday that 13 of his customers had boats damaged by the August 19 wakes he described as “like a mini tsunami.” A surveyor is due to arrive in the next two days and until then, said LaPierre, he won’t have a dollar amount for damages to docks at both of his marinas.

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