Betsy DeVos’s $40 million yacht gets vandalized and set adrift into the Great Lakes

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Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had her yacht vandalized on Sunday while it was docked in a northern Ohio marina.

The Seaquest, a 163-foot boat valued at $40 million, was moored at the Huron Boat Basin when it was untied and began to float adrift in Lake Erie, reported The Toledo Blade.

The crew realized the yacht was afloat when they arrived at the marina in the morning and the captain called police at around 6 a.m. The crew was eventually able to regain control and secure the boat.

While the boat was adrift, it rammed into the dock damaging the starboard side. An estimated $5,000 to $10,000 in repairs will be needed, according to the police report.

“The concern from the city’s standpoint is that’s a very expensive yacht and we want to show the patrons who come to the city that we’ll provide good service,” Andy White, Huron city manager, told The Sandusky Register. “This is a blemish on the city and we’d rather do without and we’ll seek to have justice done for this act.”

Police are reviewing surveillance footage and the incident is still under investigation.

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