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No row between boat owners

THERE is no row brewing and no animosity between the owners of two boats salvaged off Airlie Beach last week.

The Whitsunday Times reported last week that the owners of Aquaholic were upset with local businessman, Craig Ross, who previously owned Anaconda II.

However, part-owner of Aquaholic, Barry Taylor, said this week, he had absolutely no hard feelings towards Mr Ross and he apologised for any misunderstanding.

“I do not hold Craig Ross responsible for the loss of my boat,” he said.

The story was about the salvaging of former Sydney to Hobart winner Anaconda II and Aquaholic which were both damaged in Cyclone Ului.

Mr Ross said this week that Anaconda II was now owned by the insurers and he had not heard from the owners of Aquaholic until he read about it in the Whitsunday Times.

Once the story was published, he contacted Mr Taylor personally and provided details of the insurance company.

Mr Taylor said he was sorry for any ill feeling caused and he certainly did not mean it to be a personal attack on Mr Ross.

He said he would continue to deal with his own solicitor and hoped to contact the insurance company involved.


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