August 4, 2020

Mochi On the Rocks in Porto Rotondo

On the morning of third August a Mochi 44 Dolphin ended on the rocks in the Marinella gulf, to the South of Porto Rotondo, in the popular North East Costa Smeralda cruising area of Sardinia.  This accident seems a strange one as rumours are reporting that this particular Mochi traditional cruiser is resident at Porto Rotondo and native of the area. No one was reported injured in the accident and salvage operations as the photo shows where in operation on the same morning.
The Mochi 44 Dolphin started production in 2005 and is at today still available by the popular Italian boat builder, which since 2001 is part of the Ferretti Group.  Designed by Zuccon with hull by Brunello Acampora of Victory design, the 44 Dolphin is inspired with a Mediterranean twist to the traditional Down East lobster boats of the Maine area, famous for the seaworthy hulls, flared bows, and low standing stern.  The Mochi 44 Dolphin offers two cabins with five berths, and is powered by Volvo 575hp engines which give speeds up to about 32 knots.

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