August 10, 2022

Out-News = Classic Baglietto Sinks Near Unije Island Croatia

A twenty meter classic Baglietto motor yacht named m/y Cleo with four persons onboard sank while cruising near the island of Unije in Croatia, on Wednesday ten August at 1542 hours. The investigation on how the classic yacht started sinking is still ongoing, though the owner reported on social media that he hit a large submersed object, which opened two holes of about ten centimeters at the underwater part of the bow.  The passengers jumped on the ship tender to safety. Later in the day the traditional yacht was completely sank with only its bow tip showing, and later was protected by floating dams as it was reported filled with about four thousand liters of fuel.  The Croatian port authority of Rijeka and Mali Losinj gave order to the owners to retrieve the yacht on the evening of the sinking.
Motor Yacht Cleo is a Baglietto 20 M designed by Alberto Pinto and build from 1969 to 1977, in a total of  73 units including the military and coast guard versions some of which are still in use.  The 20 M was the most successful of Baglietto semi-production mahogany planked build M line which debuted in 1964 and featured a total of seven models from fourteen to 26 meters.  The 20 M offered a three or four double guest cabins interior with a midships owner stateroom, and a two berth crew cabin forward. The Baglietto 20 M was powered by twin GM 655hp as standard giving 24 knots top speed and a cruise of 20, with more powerful optional CRM or MTU being available.

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