August 30, 2020

Menorquin Hits Concrete Circle on Entrance in Sardinia

A Menorquin 160 HT model crashed into a concrete circle before the entrance of Marina del Sole in Cagliari, Sardinia late night on Friday 29th August.  The traditional yacht was taking on water, due to the damage it caused to the bow area, and structural elements of the boat.  The Menorquin was fast rescued and avoided sinking and the day after was lifted out of the water, for assessment and repairs.  The Marina del Sole is located South East in Cagliari commercial harbour, while this concrete circle is located couple meters away from the South East looking breakwater arm. 
Produced from 2003 up to 2009 the Menorquin 160 HT was a popular model from this Menorca based boat builder, which apart selling good in Spain, also had good sales in Italy.  The Menorquin 160 offers a three double cabins interior layout, with a semi displacement hull shape, and powered by twin 370hp engines it reached speeds up to eighteen knots.  A Fly flybridge version of the 160 was also available.  Menorquin started having success when it started doing cruisers inspired to the menorchino, the traditional Balearic island fishing boat in 1997.  Menorquin was sold to a fund investment and unfortunately closed its doors around 2011.  

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