$1.2m and 37 years later, historic boat still under wraps at museum

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The embarrassing case of a boat stranded at a Northern Ireland museum is to be the subject of yet another review by officials...

Stories surrounding The Result, a historic schooner, have been likened in Parliament to something from [the TV sitcom]'Yes, Minister'.

The vessel still lies under cover in the grounds of the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum -- some 37 years after it was bought.

It has been estimated that around £627,000 [$1.2 million], at today's prices, has been spent on its purchase and maintenance to date.

Members of the Commons Public Accounts Committee (PAC) were reduced to laughter at the case during a hearing last June.

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