November 4, 2019

Super Yacht Trouble in North Liguria Sea

A 25 meter super yacht departing from Aregai Marina on fourth November had to make an emergency stop in San Remo at around 1100 hours, just after five nautical miles into its journey due to hull damage under way resulting in water entering inside and a risk of sinking.  The super yacht made an emergency mooring in San Remo yacht marina and was immediately provided with assistance from the local Fire Fighting Squad.  The operation resulted even more difficult with the area having an orange to yellow alarm for waves, and wind forecast reported to go over fifty knots in the morning in the Ligurian sea area from Ventimiglia down to La Spezia.  At around 1300 hours the 25 meter super yacht was reported safe, while a second pump was being called.  At 1400 hours after a hull inspection, the super yacht was found having two holes in the bottom, so it will be impossible for it to navigate to any repair facility, with a huge crane being called to lift up for a temporary fix and then taking her to a specialist yacht yard for repairs.
Motor Yacht Beatris involved in this accident is a Cantieri Navali Lavagna Admiral 27 legno.  The Admiral 27 legno for wood construction, was produced from late seventies till mid eighties, and came from a design of Poalo Caliari. The Lavagna Admiral 27 legno offered interior of five or four double cabins, with two crew cabins sleeping four.  The Lavagna Admiral 27 legno was usually powered by twin MTU engines for speeds up to 25 knots and a cruise of about twenty knots.  It is not clear how many Admiral 27 legno Cantieri Navali Lavagna build, but I do know that two other sister vessels do exist. The Admiral 27 was replaced by the 26 L.L in mid eighties.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for the hep to the Barche Classiche group on Facebook for identifying this super yacht.