March 15, 2020

Viking Sportfish Sinks in Fernardina Bay

An eighteen meter Viking sportfish yacht titled Foolish Pleasure sank after it hit the jetties in Fernandina Bay, Fort Clinch, Florida on 05:00 hours of Sunday fifteen March.  With the impact Foolish Pleasure opened a gap of about two meters in the hull, and stuck on the jetty and later on with the rising tide, tilted to its starboard side and sank.  The crew and guests of Foolish Pleasure where assisted by Nassau County Sheriff.  The Viking sportfish yacht was recovered the following day with a crane and a floating barge handling the operation.  This was a navigational error as the Fernandina Bay jetties are marked on the charts, even though they are invisible with high tide and might allow you to just make it through.  Foolish Pleasure was reportedly sold just some weeks before this sinking, with an asking price of three million US$.
Foolish Pleasure is a 2014 Viking 62 Enclosed Bridge powered by twin Cats 1670hp for top speeds up to forty knots.  The Viking 62 Enclosed Bridge offers a four cabins layout, with a midship to starboard master stateroom.  Presented in 2013 the 62 came out as a replacement to the 2008 to 12 Viking 60 Convertible, and was replaced by the second generation 64 in 2021.

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