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Sunday, March 9, 2014
From luxury yacht to rust bucket
3 vessels rotting away in marina at risk of sinking

Dirk Patriarca once owned the largest and most expensive boats in Safe Harbor on Stock Island.

His fleet included three work vessels, cigarette boats and a posh 180-foot yacht named Platinum that had a helicopter perched on one of two helipads.

However, the glory years for his fleet has long passed. The hull of the multimillion dollar yacht is rusted out,...

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