An Australian's plans for a romantic marriage proposal aboard a motor yacht went badly wrong when the boat went up in flames.

An Australian’s plans for a romantic marriage proposal aboard a motor yacht went badly wrong when the boat went up in flames. Nathan Smith had borrowed the 20m boat from a friend in order to take his girlfriend on a cruise around Port Phillip Bay near Melbourne.

But shortly before he could pop the question, a fire started in the boat’s galley and quickly spread out of control. The couple abandoned ship and were rescued unharmed, but the boat sank, taking the engagement ring with it to the bottom.