© Photo courtesy Montague Marina.
The yacht To Kalon sits in dock in Montague. The large vessel caused quite a senation when it arrived Friday evening.
MONTAGUE — The biggest vessel to ever dock in eastern P.E.I.’s largest municipality was in town over the weekend taking in the Summer Days festival.
The yacht, called To Kalon, estimated to be worth $30 million, is from Fort Myers, Florida. The crew moored it in the harbour Friday night with the owners, Dave and Cheryl Copham, scheduled to arrive Sunday and stay for a week.
“They had initially planned to stay in Charlottetown but because of the damages there, they couldn’t stay so they called us,” said marina manager Sheila Bougeois.
“They saw the beautiful aerial video done by Eddie Jara and decided to come here. We’re happy to be able to accommodate them and have them stay with us. It’s great for the town as it’s attracting lots of visitors and it’s great for us because they will spread the word amongst the larger traveling yachts.”
The yacht made an impressive arrival Friday night for those dining at the Station Cafe along the waterfront. Some thought the Northumberland Ferries had taken a wrong turn.