August 12, 2019

Out-News = Classic Giorgi on Fire in Ancona

It was to be the first outing of the season, for this classic ten meter Giorgi flybridge cruiser titled m/y Maestrale with Italian Pesaro registration and owned for twenty years by the same ownership.  As Maestrale left the harbour of Marina Dorica in Ancona on twelfth August around noon direction South to Portonovo the alarm started to ring.  The owner took everything off, and tried to turn the fire off as m/y Maestrale with help from a breezy wind went full ablaze in a couple minutes, and was turned off around 1400 hours.  The passengers of five suffered nothing apart a shock, also thanks to a nearby boat which assisted and boarded the Maestrale passengers to safety.  The fire has been reported to have started in the engine room, with the owner asking a question that it might have been an engine component.  This fire seems to have also started a call from the fire fighting squad in Ancona who said they need better equipment for these type of accidents, especially to what regards water craft able to fire fight in open sea. 
This Giorgi ithe X10 S model, a flybridge motor cruiser produced in Italy from 1979 till the mid late eighties. 37 units have been build with hull one the prototype as was usual at the time in Italy being all of wood, and then eventually moving to a fiberglass hull and wood super structure, and then to a complete fiberglass build.  The Giorgi X10 S has a cult following in South Italy, thanks to its deep-V seaworthy hull and strong solid fiberglass construction.  The late versions where powered by Iveco's or Cummins 270hp.  The boat was designed by Italian firm Yankee Delta of Massimo Gregori and Fulvio de Simoni.  

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