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Stolen luxury yacht founders on Big Isle reef

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:32 p.m. HST, Oct 17, 2013

KAILUA-KONA >> A Hawaii island man has been charged with stealing a 47-foot yacht valued at nearly a half-million dollars and wrecking it on a reef.

West Hawaii Today reports Richard Sherwood is charged with felony theft.

At a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Sherwood was bound over for arraignment.

Police say Sherwood on Sunday broke into The Corsaire in Honokohau Small Boat Harbor in Kailua-Kona, packed his guitar and luggage aboard and maneuvered the boat north

The vessel ran aground after about two or three miles on a reef off Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

The vessel's hull was breached and it's been deemed a total loss.

Corsaire owner Laura Mascari says she and her husband used the yacht in their luxury sailing charter business.

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UhhDuhh wrote:
Flounders not founders. SA editor sleeping on the job. Grammar or spell check?
on October 17,2013 | 09:42AM
kk808 wrote:
According to Wikipedia, "founder" is a nautical term for shipwreck.
on October 17,2013 | 10:04AM
RichardCory wrote:
Oh, snap.
on October 17,2013 | 10:10AM
cojef wrote:
Also it is an AP byline.
on October 17,2013 | 11:21AM
UhhDuhh wrote:
I stand corrected.
on October 17,2013 | 01:50PM
jomama wrote:
why your name is what it is
on October 17,2013 | 05:11PM
UhhDuhh wrote:
Your inference?
on October 18,2013 | 09:09AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Richard Sherwood must've been burning some good weed. Don't know where he expected to go and how he was going to get away.
on October 17,2013 | 10:18AM
bigislandkurt wrote:
Good weed don't make stupid people any less stupid. Ice makes people more stupid. Not weed. Good or bad.
on October 17,2013 | 01:15PM
tiwtsfm wrote:
A candidate for "stupid crooks".
on October 17,2013 | 10:21AM
myviewofthings wrote:
i guess uhhduhh got BURNED !!!!!! ouch
on October 17,2013 | 11:01AM
UhhDuhh wrote:
Not quite. According to Merriam Webster, it did founder but technically in the rise and fall of the tide and physical inertia of wave energy, it is floundering while in the water. No burns.
on October 17,2013 | 01:59PM
HanabataDays wrote:
I guess "drive it like ya stole it" doesn't work so well for big yachts. Not many reefs in Big Island waters, babooze has good aim if nothing else.
on October 17,2013 | 11:06AM
RandolphW wrote:
Sounds like Obama Care to me.
on October 17,2013 | 02:54PM
Ratrase wrote:
Founder: one that founds or establishes versus Flounder: flatfish; especially : a marine fish of either of two families (Pleuronectidae and Bothidae) that include important food fishes Yuk yuk yuk!
on October 17,2013 | 11:35PM
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