Two men see NC-made boat that went to Spain alone

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Two men knocked off a North Carolina-made boat four years ago are seeing it again for the first time since the accident — and for the first time since the boat made its own unmanned trip to Spain.

Scott Douglas of Lyme, Conn., owned the Queen Bee, which was made by Edenton-based Regulator. He and his brother-in-law, Rich St. Pierre, were knocked off the boat in August 2008 while they were off Nantucket. They swam to shore.

In January, the boat was found in Spain. Regulator eventually reclaimed the 26-foot boat, which still had everything from seat cushions to engines still on it.

The men saw the boat Tuesday in Edenton for the first time since the accident.

Credit: The Associated Press.

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