July 7, 2022

Motor Yacht Sinks and Destroyed in North Corsica

An Italian flagged nineteen meter Sanlorenzo motor yacht with three persons onboard sank when hitting various reefs in the Desert Agriates, in North Corsica on the morning of seventh July.  Immediate assistance to the crew onboard the yacht came from the French coast guard Agriates 2 rib, with a ship which was in the area also helping in the operation to take the three persons to safety.  Following this the coast guard with assistance from SNSM diving crew tried to remove the vessel from the reefs with no luck, which with the strong winds and rough seas of the night and following day and the yacht stuck into between reefs destroying it into various parts.  According to initial investigation no pollution was generated from the accident.
The yacht in this accident is a Sanlorenzo 62, designed by Franco Dellarolle and produced from 1994 to 99.  The Sanlorenzo 62 offered three double cabins, with one crew cabin aft, and an Italian style main deck with separate galley behind the pilot house and is powered by twin Man 1100hp, which give speeds up to 31 knots.  The 62 was Sanlorenzo entry level model, replacing the 57 on which it is based and was also the first SL with the sloop stern, later added to all the models.  The 62 also had a 1997 evolution with the central mast replaced by the integrated radar arch.  Over twenty units of the 62 where made with Sanlorenzo building only to order and about ten boats per year.  Sanlorenzo reintroduced a redesigned SL62 with different stern in 2005 produced till 2014. 

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