April 10, 2021

Classic Flybridge Cruiser Sinks in San Benedetto del Tronto

A thirteen meter wooden flybridge motor cruiser sank in the Tronto river just around half a nautical mile away from the coast of the Adriatic sea, on the morning of tenth April. The seventies build Italian motor cruiser was boarded by two persons who according to some reports purchased her a couple of days before and where taking delivery of the vessel.  Apparently the motor cruiser hit a tree trunk and suffered hull damage, which led to its sinking.  The two persons called an SoS and while a rescue was deployed by the coast guard, they where rescued by a pleasure vessel who was in the area at the time of the sinking.
The thirteen meter motor cruiser which sank in this accident is an Itama 145, built up until the end seventies.  The Itama 145 was the entry level model of Mario Amati wooden flybridge motor cruiser and yacht range, prior to him changing to the fiberglass open sport cruiser and yacht line in the eighties which proved to be a successful move.  The wooden custom range featured two other larger models, the 160 and 180, with the smaller 145 proving to be the most popular of the line up.  

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