July 7, 2022

Out-News = Motor Yacht Sinks and Destroyed in North Corsica

An Italian flagged nineteen meter Sanlorenzo motor yacht with three persons onboard sank when hitting various reefs in the Desert Agriates, in North Corsica on the morning of seventh July.  Immediate assistance to the crew onboard the yacht came from the French coast guard Agriates 2 rib, with a ship which was in the area also helping in the operation to take the three persons to safety.  Following this the coast guard with assistance from SNSM diving crew tried to remove the vessel from the reefs with no luck, which with the strong winds of the night and following day and the yacht stuck into between reefs destroying it into various parts.  According to initial investigation no pollution was generated from the accident.
The motor yacht in this accident is a Sanlorenzo 62, designed by Franco Dellarolle.  The Sanlorenzo 62 offered a three double cabins, with one crew cabin aft lower deck layout, and as Italian yachts of the period featuring a separate galley on the main deck behind the pilot house.  Sanlorenzo 62 was powered by twin Man 1100hp, which gave her top speeds up to 31 knots.  Produced from 1994 till 99 the 62 was an evolution of the 57 and replaced it as entry level model.  It also was the first Sanlorenzo with the sloop stern, later added to all the models.  The 62 had a 1997 evolution with the models beyond that year having the central mast replaced by the integrated radar arch.  Over twenty units of the 62 where made with Sanlorenzo of that period building strictly to order and about ten boats per year.  Sanlorenzo reintroduced a redesigned SL62 in 2005 produced till 2014. 

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