Lake Hopatcong, Katz’s Marina on the Cove: The roof under 30 inches of snow collapses onto 2nd floor, 2nd floor then collapses on bottom floor. Inside the historic building are some of the top show boats in the world, including “Absolute” a Chris Craft Racer, Tripples, Model 99, several Continentals, Corvette performance boats, Rare Donzis, several U22’s, Sths Mothers first boat a Correct Craft, , the “Bat Boat”. The list unfortunately goes on and on. But roughly 22 boats are lost. many owners have yet to be notified, so we are just reporting numbers. Reports are coming in late since Seth Katz was out of the country when this happened and flew home to assess the damage. For those unfamiliar with the Katz’s Marinas, there are two. Both are historic buildings. This one on the Cove was the first Chris Craft dealership on the lake. The part flattened is primarily storage.
The original Katz’s Marina is OK and in tact and business as usual. .. Katz’s Marina boasts the largest inventory in the world of antique and classic boats. “Thankfully no one was hurt” said Seth in a brief phone call on the way to see what happened. The roof had been replaced a year ago when the building underwent a restoration. On a personal note, I feel sick to my stomach, not only are these some very important boats damaged, but personal friends are in some pain right now and our hearts go out to them. The reports are so fresh that we are just reporting right now what we are getting info on. We will update info as we get it. Stay tuned.