A New York City sailor says his ex-gal pal left him high and dry — by absconding with their boat, according to new court papers.
Michael Fortinberry claims he and then-girlfriend Jessica Gates bought a Beneteau Oceanis 35 boat for $155,500 in December 2019 — with each paying half — to start a sailboat tour company called Sailing Islander, his Manhattan Supreme Court suit says.
The pair, who had been together since 2017, began offering sailboat excursions of New York Harbor, the suit says.
Then the duo split in January — and Gates, who is from New Jersey, took off with the boat and hid it and now refuses to tell Fortinberry where it is, court papers allege. Read on.
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