Gallery: Super yacht makes its way through Suffolk

IT is designed to slice its way through the foaming waves of the north sea and the English Channel.

But navigating some of Suffolk’s narrower streets on the back of a giant lorry was from plain sailing.

It took the super yacht, worth hundreds of thousands of pounds, about six hours to make the 56 mile journey from Wroxham in Norfolk to a marina in Wherstead, near Ipswich.

A police motorcyclist escorted the giant flatbed transport as it eased its way round Kentford, Stowmarket and the narrow streets of Needham Market.

Witnesses stopped to stare or pulled their cars out of the way as the convoy pulled off the A14 and into rural towns.

Witness Michael Cooper said traffic had been delayed as the boat went through Sproughton.

He said: “It was overhanging the parked cars and could only just navigate the route.”

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The boat left Wroxham at about 7.30am and arrived at its destination at about 1.30pm.

It is not the first large boat to tack through the county’s roads.

In July last year the EADT reported how a similar-sized £2million vessel had got stuck in Sproughton after a hydraulic pipe gave way in the trailer.

The 78ft Fairline Cruiser spent hours marooned on the B1113 before being hauled to the Fairline tesing facility in Ipswich.

Kevin Smith photographed the yacht as it travelled through the county - see the gallery top right.

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