Throughout the annals of history there have been many stories of cursed ships.
From the Mary Celeste, to the Great Eastern and the Flying Dutchman, the world’s maritime history is populated with stories of the supernatural on the high seas.
But perhaps no ship has been more unfortunate than the Cindy Maree, and it's name-bearing successor, the Cindy Maree II.
Intrepid fishing duo Nick Duigan and Andrew Hart, from the Southern Cross television show Hook, Line and Sinker, rose to fame with the Cindy Maree, a remote-controlled boat purchased from a toy store in Launceston.
The boat became celebrated for catching a fish via remote control in what some have labelled a “world first”.
However, the Cindy Maree was attacked by a giant squid off Maria Island last year and was sent to the bottom, in what Mr Duigan called “one of Tasmania’s most significant maritime incidents”.
After sitting down with Australian Maritime College engineers last year, the duo commissioned a new boat, the Cindy Maree II, modelled on the AMC vessel Bluefin.