As correctly called by an OnTheWight commenter, Yarmouth Harbour seized the Yarmouth Lymington Scoot boat for non-payment of berthing fees and fuel. The amount owed is around £10,000.
Amount owed so far
As the process in only two days in, all of the amounts owed aren’t yet known. However, the total so far for money owed is £120,000. If the boat charter contract is included, this amount raises to £246,000. (Scoot had secured a charter payment holiday from the supplier of the boats, which gave a payment holiday until January 2016. The company had signed a five year contract to charter the boats.)
The article goes on to detail the weekly costs for staff and fuel. If these are correct, and there is no reason to believe otherwise, the company was always seriously under-funded and doomed, if not from day one, certainly from the start of the Cowes Portsmouth run.