June 10, 2020

Sportfish Yacht Damages Bow in Big Rock 2020

A sixty foot sportfish yacht M/Y Floridian stuffed its bow in following rough seas in the inlet to Morehead City while returning from its fishing run during the Big Rock 2020 tournament on 10 June.  The Atlantic ocean in Morehead City, in North Carolina was pretty rough at the time of the incident with seas having wave height up to three meters and it going against the tide.  The result was a full bow stuffing which resulted in a visible and structural damage, and a short power loss to the sportfish yacht, which thankfully was resumed some seconds later.
The Big Rock is a pretty popular tournament and for its 2020 edition had 146 boats compete in ten days of events and sport fishing from June 5 to the fourteenth.  The main sponsor for the 2020 edition was custom Carolina boat builder Jarrett Bay, with another custom builder Spencer sponsoring the Sunday prize day.  The 2020 edition had a lot of attention, with basket ball legend Michael Jordan competing on his Viking 80 Convertible M/Y Catch 23.
The stuffed sportfish yacht is a Sportsman Custom Carolina 60 build in the cold moulded method in 1990 and powered by twin Man 1100hp with line shaft propulsion, which allow her to reach top end speed of 38 knots.  This Sportsman Custom Carolina 60 has a three cabin with two heads interior and was mainly fitted as a sportfish charter yacht. 

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