August 1, 2021

Azimut Crashes Into Northerly Island Shore Wall

An eighteen meter Azimut sport yacht called Red Baron crashed into the Northerly Island, Eastern shore wall in Chicago on the night of 31 July at around 2300 hours.  The Chicago Police Marine Unit rescued the six passengers onboard Red Baron, with two of them being injured and taken for additional treatment to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital.  The causes of the accident are unknown but reports are calling for a human error, with the Northerly Island harbour entrance being difficult to get right in some nights more to others.  Due to wind and high waves the Azimut salvage was delayed till August third, though it might still be a total loss for the owner.  Northerly Island is a Chicago marina located at the South West of Lake Michigan in the East centre part of the USA.
Red Baron is an Azimut 62 S a popular model for the famous Italian builder presented in 2005 and produced till 2013.  Over 150 units of the 62 S are said to be built, making her one of the most popular S series model.  The last 2012 model year was a limited edition larger engine powered Italia named series. Designed by Stefano Righini with hull by Michael Peters the 62 S offered a two double cabins layout, with an optional third cabin choice, and a crew cabin aft.  The standard Azimut 62 S was powered by twin 1015hp Cat engines with top speeds up to 34 knots. 
The Azimut S series which launched with the 68 S in 2003 changed how sport yachts are designed; thanks to minimal interior styles, patio door main deck, and a separate galley layout.  These design choices while common today where unseen before the S series arrived, and they prized Azimut first S model the 68 S immediately, selling two years plus of production of forty plus units just few months after the first private appearance.

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