June 7, 2022

Sport Cruiser Hits Reef and Sinks in Albania

A sport cruiser of about twelve meters in length, with four Italian crew onboard hit an unmarked reef and eventually sank in Capo Rodoni, Albania on the early morning of Tuesday seventh June.  The crew was saved by the Albanian maritime police and Italian Finance Patrol. The sport cruiser departed Slovenia some days ago, cruising way through Croatia, then Montenegro before hitting the unmarked reef in Albania.  Beside a shock no injuries where sustained to the two men, one woman and the small child onboard, who had to organize operations in order to recover and eventually repair the sport cruiser.
The sport cruiser in this sinking looks to be a Gobbi 38 Sport from the eighties.  Designed by Luca Taddei the 38 Sport was the company flagship when it launched in 1984 with production running till 1992.  The Gobbi 38 Sport offered an interior with two double cabins, spacious galley, and an L-shaped saloon.  She was powered by three engine options with V-drive shafts and or twin or triple engines stern drive, Volvo 175hp at first which became a 200hp in 1986 proving to be the most popular.  The Gobbi 38 Sport was first announced as a 36 Sport in 1983, and was a project ahead of its time being also available in a hard-top version.

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