A hydrographic survey shows a single-masted yacht resting on the bottom of the Brisbane River.
A hydrographic survey shows a single-masted yacht resting on the bottom of the Brisbane River.

Sunken yacht in Riverwalk's way

A SUNKEN yacht has been found on the bed of the Brisbane River 13 metres beneath where the new, fixed $70 million Riverwalk is to be built.

A hydrographic survey received by Brisbane City Council on November 3 clearly shows the image of the single-masted yacht resting on its side on the bed of the New Farm stretch of the river.

The council last night confirmed Maritime Safety Queensland had contacted the boat's owner, but that person could not be contacted last night.

The yacht was originally moored at Gardens Point, near Queensland University of Technology and sank live on television in front of the Riverside ferry terminal during January's floods.

It had drifted downstream almost a kilometre and is in about 12 to 13 metres of water.

MSQ is now investigating whether the wreck of the yacht will get in the way of the Riverwalk project.

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