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Large waves cause boat to sink at Kirkland marina

Spectators look on at the sunken boat off of Kirkland marina.  - Raechel Dawson/ Kirkland Reporter
Spectators look on at the sunken boat off of Kirkland marina.
— image credit: Raechel Dawson/ Kirkland Reporter

One boat owner is likely to be extremely upset after learning his or her boat sank in Lake Washington today.

Zachary Zerby, owner of the Undersea Mechanical Company in Kirkland, notified the city and assisted the main salvage contractor, Jon Dunato with Dunato’s Towing and Salvage to get the boat out of Lake Washington at the Kirkland marina.

“This is how all these boats sink out,” said Zerby, adding that there were 3-feet tall waves last night. “They all park the wrong way with the back facing out.”

Zerby estimated the approximately 26-feet-long boat, which is registered in Oregon, is totaled.

“It’s all ripped a part,” he said, clarifying that the windows and seats were ripped off. “That type of stuff costs more than engines and transmissions.”

Although the stern was completely submerged under water, “OR 643 ABC” can be seen on the side.

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