The Miami Herald reported that 16-year-old Nicholas Harrington - son of 'Burn Notice' production designer J. Mark Harrington - had planned to make a promotional video using the piano.
The plan went awry on New Year's Eve when party-goers lowered it into a canal and set it on fire. The next day, the family placed it on a 6.71m fishing boat and dumped it on the sandbar.
The grand piano was said to be a 'movie prop' piano rather than a serious musical instrument.
The teen said he is super happy about the attention the piano has received in recent days
The piano is now gone after authorities ordered it removed from the sandbar.