December 3, 2021

Classic Benetti Ends Aground in Eboli

A 24 meter Benetti yacht named m/y Mensh II under Polish flag with a French national Spanish resident ownership ended beached on the beach of Campolungo, in Eboli following a storm on the night between second and third December.  Mensh II was reported travelling from Marina di Camerota, South West of the Italian Tyrrhenian sea returning to Spain on the night when it hit the storm, first stopping in an emergency at Foce Sele, where with the help of the Agropoli Coast Guard dropped its passengers to safety, for it and some hours later ending up beached in Campolungo.  The cause of the beaching was reported to be loss of power to both engines.  
As at Summer 2022 Mensh II was still beached, and looted of anything of value, with the Eboli local council looking for the ownership to organize and or pay for the removal of the Benetti 24 meter motor yacht from the Campolungo beach.  
M/y Mensh II is a Benetti 23M S build in 1983 with accommodation for nine guests in four cabins, and four crew in two.  Benetti sold eight 23S, a project which was presented as 22S in 1975, with the first unit delivered in 1977 and the last one in 1983.  Build of steel with an alloy upper structure the Benetti 23S is powered by twin Man or GM 550hp as standard or optional 650hp.  Mensh II was reportedly last sold in December 2017, after a thirty year ownership. The Benetti 23M S shared its hull platform with FB 22, which while still featuring two and half decks, offered classic looks outside.

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