June 18, 2022

Classic Trojan Runs Aground in Hampton Bays

A nine meter flybridge cruiser with one person onboard ran aground to the West of Shinnecock inlet in Hampton Bays, on the morning of Saturday eighteen June.  The cruiser had a mechanical failure while on the route from Freeport to Hampton Bays, and while the captain was assessing the issue without dropping anchor the boat ended beached. The captain unharmed abandoned the boat when it beached, which later on that day was salvaged by a crew from Suffolk County Parks Department.  Southampton Town Bay Constables and New York State Department of Environmental Conversation found no sign of fuel spill.
The flybridge cruiser in this accident is a Trojan F32 Sedan, a successful top selling model from the US builder sold in over 2700 units from 1973 till 1992, with 20% of theses being the Express with open main deck, and three dozens in the different top-structure Sports Fisherman.  The accommodation in the F32 offers a forward double Vee berth, a galley to port, and a convertible dinette to starboard sleeping a total of four.  The F32 was powered by standard twin 225hp or 250hp Chryslers with line shaft propulsion, giving top speeds of just over 25 knots.

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