David Find lay alerted the Coastguard and then set off himself to the blazing yacht, about one-and-a-half miles off Macduff.
One reported at the height of a gale, a harbour-master
radioed a coastguard and asked him to estimate the wind speed.
The show was made by his company Valentine Productions and he chose the role of harbour-master
Mike Nicholls ahead of a number of other offers.
He stars in Harbour Lights as a south coast harbour-master