April 6, 2023

Sport Cruiser Capsizes With Crane in Baia Naples

An eleven meter Rio sport cruiser capsized along with the crane during launch operation in Baia, to the West of Naples, Italy on the morning of sixth April.  The causes of the accident are not fully reported though some photos on social media point to the accident caused to the forward left crane foot not correctly positioned.  The crane and the sport cruiser where recovered on the evening of the same day.  The Rio sport cruiser sustained important damage to its hard-top and starboard upper hull structure.
The Rio in this accident is a 36 Air which the North Italian builder presented in 2009.  The Rio 36 Air was also available as an Art without the hard-top version and replaced the 35 Cruiser in 2008. The 36 Art features a four plus two interior and twin 320hp Mercruiser diesel engines gave speeds up to 37 knots. The Rio 36 was replaced by the Marino Alfani designed 38 Parana in 2015 which is still in production today.

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