It was being being transported on a truck trailer, of course. Most such clearances are 4.3 metres, one assumes that this trucker was unaware of that.
A truck carrying a boat on its trailer became lodged under a railway bridge on State Highway 1 in Waikanae on Monday evening.
The truck and boat were wedged in a position that impeded both north and southbound lanes shortly after 8pm.
It is not the first time the bridge, thought to be 4.92 metres high, has caught out motorists.
In 2012 a truck driver carrying a large B-train slammed into the rail bridge causing a three truck pile-up