Boat owners and 1st Mate who survived terrifying yacht fire off the New Hampshire Coast speak out


Three people who were able to escape a horrific fire on their boat are sharing their stories.

Jarrod Tubbs, first mate to Diane and Kitt Watson lived on the gorgeous 70-foot yacht named “Diane and Kitt”. “Too Elusive”Before it was consumed in an implosion. They claimed they feared for their lives.

“Everything was just burning so fast — so fast! You had to jump,”Diane spoke to Inside Edition.

The blaze started as they were returning to New Hampshire port when they were hit by it. 

“The fire just ignited and engulfed the whole boat in flames,” Kitt said. Extraordinary video captures the raging inferno, with plumes smoke billowing out.

“Your first thought is life jackets, [but] you can’t, because it’s on fire. Second thought is the raft. You can’t, it’s on fire,”Diane said.

They knew they had save themselves and their dogs Nancy and Pahma. 

“We grabbed the dogs, jumped off and swam away. That’s the best we could,” Kitt said.

The local lobsterman rescued them, but they couldn’t see the tragedy from afar.

They lost everything, so they’re staying with family until the time comes when they can find a place to call home.

“I’m just so grateful we got out alive,”Diane said.

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