Sadly, Wayne Newton, the famed Las Vegas crooner, had to say goodbye to one of the extravagant symbols of his wealthy lifestyle when his yacht sank in the Lake Mead marina. The Associated Press reported this yacht-sinking today after an announcement from National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover.
Vanover said Monday that this 65-foot luxury boat hit the marina bottom stern-first in 45 feet of water while the vessel was at the Temple Bar marina. Geographically, this accident took place on the Arizona end of the Colorado River. It’s estimated to be approximately 80 miles east of Las Vegas.
Fortunately, however, Vanover stated nobody was on the yacht at the time of the sinking, therefore nobody was hurt. Newton and his wife were vacationing out of the country when the boat went down.
It was Newton’s sister-in-law, Tricia McCrone, that confirmed this vessel belongs to Newton. It is a 1996 Skiperliner named Rendezvous.
Sadly, all Newton can now say to his beloved yacht is danke schoen for all the good times.