Husband of missing Mary Unwin makes visits the bank as rescuers search for wreckage of her yacht

October 16, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

This is the first picture of the millionaire husband of missing Mary Unwin – who vanished in a new yacht just days after they bought it together.

Property-developer Carol Unwin, 61, looked grim-faced as he carried out chores in his home town – including visiting a bank.

Carol’s wife Mary is missing at sea and feared dead after she tried to sail home on the couple’s new £32,000 yacht.

Mr Carol Unwin visits the bank in in Bideford, North Devon, today as rescuers continue the search for his wife Mary

Mr Carol Unwin visits the bank in in Bideford, North Devon, today as rescuers continue the search for his wife Mary

They bought the posh boat together last week and on Saturday evening Mary, 65, sailed alone from Mousehole in Cornwall.

She planned to sail around the Cornish coast and meet her husband at the couple’s home in Northam near Bideford, Devon.

Local sailors and the boat’s seller urged Mary to take a refresher course before sailing and told her not to make the trip alone.

But she ignored them and headed off on her 120-mile journey and has not been seen or heard from since.

The property developer appeared grim faced

The property developer appeared grim faced

Mr Unwin had only recently remarried Mary

Mr Unwin had only recently remarried Mary

The multimillionaire climbs inside his Porsche

The multimillionaire climbs inside his Porsche

Large chunks of a ship – not yet confirmed as her boat – have since been found off Land’s End.

A massive search and rescue operation to find her was called off at 5pm on Monday.

It resumed today but is now only looking for more wreckage so they can confirm it is her sticken ship.

Mary and Carol were married for several years before divorcing in 2009 and Mary later appeared on a TV documentary talking about her financial trouble’s since the split.

But they remarried again on October 8 at All Saint’s Church in Clovelly, Devon.

Christopher West, churchwarden, said: ”There was nothing unusual about the ceremony bar that they’d recently divorced and then were re-marrying.

Mary Unwin from Bideford who has gone missing after buying a yacht in Cornwall and sailing it on the same day

Mary Unwin from Bideford who has gone missing after buying a yacht in Cornwall and sailing it on the same day

”Their previous marriage was elsewhere. She wanted a smaller church than the one near her home in Northam because she wanted somewhere more intimate.

“It was a small, family ceremony.”

Mary bought the second-hand 30ft Moody Seagair yacht with Carol on Thursday from Falmouth Yacht Brokers.

Local sailors warned Mary she would not be able to handle the 120 mile journey alone but she ignored them and sailed off on Saturday at 6.30pm.

Her family raised the alarm when she failed to arrive in Bideford and was not answering her mobile phone.

The yacht Seagair which was bought by Mary for more than £30k

The yacht Seagair which was bought by Mary for more than £30k

A spokesman for Falmouth Coastguard said a rescue team had carried out a search for more wreckage yesterday (Tues) which was called off at 12pm.

He said: “It was carried out in the Sennen Cove area during low tide.

”They were looking for more wreckage and any other evidence or information.

“There aren’t plans for anything more.”

Since the wreckage has been found Carol has been at the couple’s home and was yesterday seen leaving briefly to visit a bank.

The home of Mary Unwin in Bideford, Devon, where she lived before going missing on her yacht

The home of Mary Unwin in Bideford, Devon, where she lived before going missing on her yacht

Speaking from his home he said: ”The way I feel is they must produce proof of Mary not being with us anymore.

”Until they provide proof – as far as I’m concerned – she’s still with us.

”I understand wreckage has been found but I’m still hopeful.”

In 2011 Mary appeared on a Channel 4 documentary ‘The Pawn King’.

She featured as “the ex-wife of a millionaire who took out a £5,000 loan on her diamond bracelet to tide herself over until her divorce settlement comes through”.

The program described how she had lived with her husband in a ten bedroomed house in 2005 but since the divorce she was “finding it hard to adjust”.

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