November 25, 2022

Trawler Takes Out Dingle Marina

A French Trawler titled m/v The Bikain collided with a Dingle Marina pontoon in Farrannakilla South West Ireland, while going astern on the afternoon of Friday 25 November.  The Bikain apparently got stuck in reverse hitting the Dingle Marina pontoon and damaging half a dozen boats in the process including of which is a thirteen meter Botnia Targa.  This Botnia Targa traditional cruiser was totalled with the collision; partly sank, stern cut off, and capsized on its starboard side.  She is now unfortunately a salvage for parts.
The Botnia Targa in this accident is a 42 model, which the Finish boat builder produced from 2004 to 2008.  Botnia's flagship at launch the Targa 42 offers accommodation for four in two separate areas and was powered by twin Volvo 370hp with stern drives for top speeds up to 34 knots.  The Targa 42 evolved in the 44 model in 2007, with a renewed stern which gave a larger engine room and IPS propulsion option.

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