Popular foodboat in Fort Lauderdale sinks, owner ‘devastated’

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A well-known food boat in Fort Lauderdale was submerged on Sunday after an accident.

Jay’s Sandbar Foodboat sunk after a stabilizer pontoon snapped, causing the floating restaurant to flip over.

Fortunately, everyone onboard was able to get off without injury.

“A wake from a passing boat hit us on our starboard side and sheared off our starboard outrigger,” a post on a GoFundMe page stated. “Those outriggers keep the boat level. She immediately started to roll and capsized in 4 minutes. We were able to get off as she flipped and thankfully no lives were lost.”

Jay’s Sandboat released a statement on Facebook, saying that they are devastated by the loss but grateful no one was hurt.

The post also said they are planning to rebuild.

Visit the GoFundMe page to help Jay’s Sandboat salvage the boat and rebuild it.

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Posted by Jays Sand Bar Food Boat on Sunday, May 8, 2022

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