The GODFATHER’s bow was afloat with its stern sometimes dragging, sometimes anchored by it propellor. Gashes in the hull were too many for the vessel to be refloated with pumps alone. This was a job for a heavy lift. PMG has crane barges and Global Diving hired the DB SAN DIEGO to raise the GODFATHER. This crane barge has a 300 ton Turner Crane aboard for work like this. Salvage Masters from Global Diving formulated a plan to use float bags to raise the GODFATHER and bring it fairly level to the surface. Wide nylon straps would go around the hull and the DB SAN DIGO would lift the GODFATHER out of the water and land it aboard the PMG deck barge YC-1. The job went well. The GODFATHER was placed aboard. Divers scoured the sea bottom for other items that broke free from the wreck. This included engines, fuel tanks and more. These items joined the vessel aboard the YC-1. As directed by the Corps of Engineers and Coast Guard, the YC-1, with the GODFATHER aboard, were towed to the PMG Yard in Long Beach. There the wreck was demolished and the remains of the yacht taken to a landfill.