Local response and patrol officers have spent the day assisting the Marine Support Unit and Newport CID in conducting a fingertip search of the vessel.
A number of officers and a detective arrived at the quayside in Yarmouth at around 10:15 this morning, joined soon after by specially-trained marine officers on board the Police boat ‘Commander’.
Following a search briefing, officers donned life jackets and boarded the yacht. It is unclear what officers were searching for exactly.
A small cordon was established to enable a working area for officers.
A spokesperson for Hampshire Constabulary has told Island Echo:
“Officers have conducted a pre-planned warrant on a yacht moored at Yarmouth Harbour, as part of an ongoing investigation.
“This came following the arrest of a 54-year-old man in connection with an assault.
“He has been released from custody but remains under investigation as enquiries continue.