Tim Allen's Yacht Shut Down an Entire Michigan Marina — What Happened to It?

If you heard about Tim Allen's yacht shutting down an entire Michigan marina in 2022, you probably want to know what happened. We've got the details.

Danielle Letenyei - Author

Feb. 24 2023, Updated 3:58 p.m. ET

Over a busy 4th of July weekend in 2022, a Michigan marina was forced to shut down when actor Tim Allen’s yacht leaked about 30 gallons of diesel fuel into the water there.

Thankfully, the fuel leak was contained within the Northport Village Marina, Harbormaster Bill Rosemurgy told the Traverse City Record-Eagle. The marina is located in Grand Traverse Bay, about 30 miles north of Traverse City.

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While the incident gained much attention over the hazardous conditions it drew up, it also put a spotlight on Allen's yacht. How big is Allen's yacht and why did it sustain a leak?

What happened to Tim Allen's yacht?

Tim Allen
Source: Getty Images

Allen didn’t know his yacht was spewing fuel into the water until people on the dock alerted him to the issue, Leelanau Township fire chief Hugh Cook told the Record-Eagle. The leak was reportedly due to a problem with the boat’s fuel filter that caused fuel to fill the engine compartment and then get pumped out into the marina.

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Allen told the source that he believes the leak occurred after a fuel filter gasket popped while he was rounding a corner. Despite the inconvenience, Allen was adamant about getting the marine back open.

How big is Tim Allen's yacht?

Allen's yacht is nothing short of impressive, aside from the "minor" spill it had. According to the DailyMail, the 54-foot Uniesse weighs 59,000 pounds and is valued at $500,000.

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What is Tim Allen's net worth?

Although Allen is quite the comedian and known for landing humorous roles, his yacht leak was no laughing matter. Thankfully, with a net worth like his, it wasn't a burden to cover the cost of the clean up. So, just how much is Allen worth anyway?

Allen built his net worth through his long career as a comedian and actor. He's most known for his role as Tim “The Toolman” Taylor in the hit ABC television series Home Improvement. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Allen earned $1.25 million per episode at the peak of the show, which aired between 1991 and 1999.

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Allen is also known for being the voice of Buzz Lightyear in Disney’s Toy Story movies and for his lead role in the sitcom Last Man Standing. He has appeared in numerous films, including The Santa Clause, Galaxy Quest, and Wild Hogs. Given all the leading roles he's held, it isn't surprising to hear that Allen's net worth is $100 million.

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Tim Allen

Actor and comedian

Net worth: $100 million

Tim Allen, a comedian and actor raised in Michigan, is best known for his appearance as Tim "The Toolman" Taylor in the TV sitcom Home Improvement, as well as his role on the sitcom Last Man Standing. Over 4th of July weekend in 2022, a Northern Michigan marina was forced to close after Allen's yacht leaked about 30 gallons of fuel in the water.

Birthdate: June 13, 1953

Birthplace: Denver, Colo.

Age: 69

Education: Attended Central Michigan University and Western Michigan University

Spouse: Laura Deibel​​ (m. 1984; div. 2003)​

  • Jane Hajduk ​(m. 2006)​
  • Kids: 2

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    Where is Tim Allen from?

    Born in Denver, Allen spent much of his childhood growing up in a suburb outside of Detroit, Mich. He went to college at Central Michigan University and then transferred to Western Michigan University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in communications.

    Allen got his big break as a comedian in 1975 when a friend dared him to take the mic at a comedy club in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak. His career as a comedian grew from there. His stand-up routine, where he grunted and told “men-are-pigs” skits, eventually won him his part in Home Improvement.

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    Tim Allen in 'The Santa Clause'
    Source: Getty Images

    Where does Tim Allen live?

    Since 2009, Allen has been the narrator of the “Pure Michigan” commercials that air on television and radio stations throughout the Midwest. Allen and his wife Laura own a Michigan house and property in Leelanau County. In 1996, the couple bought a former University of Michigan summer camp called Shady Trails for $2 million, the Deseret News reported.

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