Cruiser washes up on Byron beach
Owner Michael Hadlow was told last night his boat had run aground and this morning was waiting for excavators to arrive to drag the boat further up the beach prior to it being sling lifted by crane onto transport and taken to Ballina slipway to for assessment and repair.
Mr Hadlow together with Jackson White were in the process of transferring the boat, a Bayliner 2850 Command Bridge, by stages from Queensland waters to Newcastle.
"We were anchored up about a kilometre and a half out sheltering from heavy weather we had run into over the last four days," he said.
"We were expecting the weather to abate today but the boat broke anchor last night and it wound up on the beach.
"We have been up at Horizon Shores moving around those waterways for the last 12 months and we were on our way down to Ballina and then eventually to Newcastle."