Showing posts with label Boat Collision. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boat Collision. Show all posts

October 23, 2023

Sea Ray Sport Cruiser Beached in Southbourne Beach

A seven meter Sea Ray sport cruiser titled Bone Idle with one person onboard ended beached on the sands of Fisherman's Walk, Southbourne Beach in Bournemouth, Britain South coast on 13:20 of Monday 23rd October.  Bone Idle is reported to have jammed one of its propellers with its own anchor chain as this exited out whilst in navigation that same morning, and then incapacitating the sport cruiser and ultimately ending beached. The one person onboard was not injured with Southbourne Coast Guard rescue team inspecting the vessel, and this planned to be removed on the following day. 
Bone Idle is a second generation Sea Ray 240 Sundancer.  Produced from 1996 to 1999 the 240 Sundancer offered a spacious for its size two plus two accommodation layout and was powered by a single 270hp engine on stern drive.   The second generation 240 was an evolution of the 1993 to 95 230 Sundancer, and evolved into the third 1999 to 2004 third generation 240 which featured a wide body cockpit for more space.

October 12, 2023

Liveaboard Sports Cruiser Ends Beached in Treasure Island Florida

A twelve meter Chris Craft sport cruiser ended beached in Treasure Island, Florida, when it broke it's swing anchored mooring in the Gulf near Caddy's, during a storm on the night of Wednesday eleven October.  The sport cruiser is a liveaboard for one person, who was not onboard when it all happened, but did see it from a distance and tried to paddle back onboard with no success, due to the strong current of the night.  The owner as the picture above has started digging in order to remove the vessel, before a notice of enforcement arrives.  After just over a month the Chris Craft sport cruiser was put on a trailer and towed away by the authorities on the sixteen November.
This Chris Craft in this beaching is a 412 Amerosport.  Produced from 1987 to 1990, the 412 Amerosport has an open plan layout sleeping four plus two and a single shower head compartment, and was standard powered by twin Mercruiser 454hp for speeds up to 27 knots.  The 412 Amerosport evolved into the 400 Express Cruiser in its last 1990 production year, same model but with more consverative graphics.  The Amerosport line from Chris Craft was introduced in 1987 with four 28 to 41 foot models, to compete with the Sea Ray Sundancer's who dominated the sales of the North American boating market in those years.

October 7, 2023

Regal Cruiser Lake Cumberland Night Cruising Ends Aground

An eleven meter Regal cruiser with two persons onboard, a man and a woman ended aground in Cemetry Island near the mouth of Beaver Creek, Lake Cumberland, Kentucky, USA on the night of Friday sixth October.  The Regal sport cruiser was night cruising at an important sustained speed, with part of the grounding being blamed for the lake being about six meters shallower to its usual standard.  The two onboard passengers where reported having light injuries during the collision grounding, while the sport cruiser sustained damage to all the running gear with a rudder pushing inside, and scratched and punctured the hull. 
The Regal sport cruiser in this grounding is a 3860 Commodore model, produced from 2002 to 2007.  The Regal 3860 Commodore featured a two stateroom two heads layout, and was standard powered with twin 420hp petrol gas engines and or optional diesels for speeds up to thirty knots. The 3860 evolved into the Regal 4060 Commodore in 2007 with a forward open hard-top, Volvo IPS pod option, and a lightly longer bathing platform.

October 5, 2023

Sportfish Cruiser Ends Aground in Portsmouth River

An eleven meter sportfish cruiser ended aground in Sandy Point Beach, Portsmouth River on the early morning of fifth October.  Reports say it was a foggy morning with very poor visibility when the grounding of the sportfish cruiser occurred.  Although some might say that the sportfish cruiser looks equipped with full radar and GPS equipment, so even in poor visibility this was not supposed to happen. Obviously in these cases quick judgement on social media is fast, but before a full story is known better be careful, considering that the sportfish looks to have drifted aground rather gently then going on it at a speed.
The sportfish cruiser in this grounding is a Stamas 370 Express, a model produced from 2000 to 2004 as an evolution of the 360 Express. The 370 evolution featured a raised bridge deck and a full transom design.  The Stamas 370 Express has a two plus two layout with a midships cabin which separated her from other similar sized sportfish boats.  The Stama 370 Express was powered by twin 370hp gas or 420hp Yanmar diesel engines, with the last giving speeds in the mid thirties.  The Stamas 370 Express was the flagship model when released and was replaced by the bit smaller 340 Express in the end of 2002.

September 9, 2023

Sea Ray Ends Grounded in Mississippi River

A ten meter Sea Ray sport cruiser ended grounded in Pool3, Mississippi river, Wisconsin side, near St. Louis on the morning of ninth September.  The case of the grounding are not reported, although the indications are for error in navigation, with the sport cruiser hitting some of the unmarked wing dams.  It is also possible that the sport cruiser was in a delivery following a sale seeing that it has no title on the back.
The Sea Ray sport cruiser in this grounding is a late nineties 330 Sundancer, the second generation series, modified from the previous with port holes replacing the view window on the super structure and the radar arch now forward looking.  The 330 was replaced by the 340 Sundancer in 2000.

August 31, 2023

Hurricane Idalia

Hurricane Idalia started to form on the 26th August from a low pressure in Central America and the Eastern Pacific Ocean.  Idalia touched briefly category four on thirtieth August, when it reached the Big Bend region of Florida, and later become a category three as it crossed to South East Georgia.  Hurricane Idalia later pushed into the Carolinas as it became a Tropical Storm.  Idalia reached 110 knots of wind speed as it made landfall in Florida although it biggest damage came from the storm surge, with water level rising by over two meters.  Since August 31 Idalia has dissipated in the Atlantic, near the Bermuda's.   Idalia was the third hurricane, second major one, and the tenth storm of 2023.
Idalia caused damage to tens of boats and yachts mostly from the storm surge.  Videos on social media showed drifting boats in the Florida canals, while some home owners ended with boats in the court yard in the aftermath of Idalia's storm surge.

August 24, 2023

Itama Classic Ends Aground in Ibiza

An eleven meter Itama classic ended aground in Ibiza on the afternoon of Thursday 24th August.  The Itama was apparently running with two persons onboard when apparently it ended aground on the islet of Es Malvins to the East of Ibiza.  The Itama was recovered on Monday 28th and taken to Eivissa Marina to a yard for the necessary and needed repairs. The Itama was reported to have sustained no hull breach, damage to shafts, propellers and P-brackets, and a scratch on the forward V-section of the hull.   
The Itama in this grounding is a 1995 38 model.  A project of Mario Amati the Itama 38 debuted in 1978 first as a fully wooden prototype, with the production then moving to fiberglass in later units.  The 1981 Genoa presented Itama 38 was also the first boat to feature an under hull exhaust system.  The Itama 38 was produced in two versions short windscreen till 1985 and long windscreen up to end production in 2001.  176 made to order Itama 38 were made with the model replaced by the 40 in 2003.

August 3, 2023

Amalfi Coast Collision Leaves One Woman Dead

A collision in the Gulf of Furore, to North of the Amalfi Coast between a seven meter traditional cruiser with five persons onboard and the 45 meter touristic sailing vessel Tortuga with eighty persons onboard, on the afternoon about 17:45 hours of Thursday third August left one US American 45 year old woman dead.  The dynamics of the accident are still under investigation with video on social media and Italian press showing the small cruiser colliding with the bow of the large sailing vessel, and the former having extensive damage to its starboard side and partly sinking.  The deceased woman, entrepreneur Adrienne Vaughan was onboard the small cruiser, when with the impact of the collision fell in the water and ended between the propellers. Also injured her husband and the thirty year old skipper of the small cruiser, and miraculously uninjured the two twelve and eight year old kids of the couple. The woman was immediately transported to Amalfi and taken to Castiglione di Ravello intensive care unit with helicopter to save her life, unfortunately with no success.  The thirty year old skipper of the seven meter cruiser was found to be on the effects of alcohol and drugs.  Both boats, the partly sank seven meter cruiser and 45 meter sailing vessel were detained and arrested by the Italian Guardia Costiera. 
The traditional cruiser in this collision is an Apreamare 750 Semicabinato.  Produced from 2000 to 2006 the Apreamare 750 was available in three versions; Open, Semicabinato, and Cabinato, and is powered by twin VM 160hp on direct line shaft propulsion for speeds up to 28 knots.  The 750 was a replacement to the nineties produced Smeraldo 7, and was replaced by the Apreamare 28 in 2006.
Tortuga the other sailing vessel in this collision is a two masted 40 meter steel build by Cantieri Ortona in 1993 and powered by twin Aifo 460hp. Tortuga is used for coastal cruises, weddings, private parties, and company events around the Naples sea area with a maximum capacity of to eighty persons.

July 30, 2023

Boat Ends on Breakwater in Loano

A fourteen meter sport cruiser ended aground on the nearabouts of the Marina di Loano breakwater on Sunday thirtieth July at around 1600 hours.  The helmsman and crew reported the accident, with the sport cruiser becoming immobilized from moving after hitting low water in close proximity to the marina entrance.  Immediate the assistance of the Italian Guardia Costiera, who helped the guests onboard to safety and later organized the operation to remove and take the sport cruiser to the Marina Loano shipyard for lift out for inspection and eventual repair. 
The sport cruiser in this grounding is a 1988 Giorgi 46 Open modified with custom hard-top.  A model released in 1987 to a design of Fulvio de Simoni and Gianni de Canio, the Giorgi 46 Open was born as the X 13S project, and was in its launch an innovative sport cruiser for offering three double cabins and clean lines. Thanks to this she was a good seller, competing in sales in those times with the slightly smaller also De Simoni designed Pershing 45. The Giorgi 46 was produced till 1996, with the Pesaro shipyard closing its doors in 1998, until the name is sold in the early noughties.

July 22, 2023

Sea Ray Ends Beached in Lago Maggiore

A nine meter Sea Ray sport cruiser ended beached in the Camporella area of Lago Maggiore in the North of Italy on the evening night of 21 July.  A costly error of navigation which according to reports from the area made the sport cruiser do about thirty meters in low water before ending aground, mostly because the Lake is currently sitting about one meter less in tide to what is on current electronic charts.  
The Sea Ray in this beaching is a 305 Sundancer model produced from 2009 to 2017, strictly for the European market, but based on the 2003 launched 315 Sundancer with some design differences, like the radar arch, port holes, and the addition of a three part hard-top option. The 305 Sundancer was replaced by the Sea Ray 320 Sundancer in 2017.

July 8, 2023

Rybovich Yacht Collision South to Martha's Vineyard Island

A sixteen meter custom Rybovich sportfish yacht collided with a twelve meter express sportfish cruiser titled m/y Salty Seas, south of Martha's Vineyard island to the North of New York on the morning of Saturday eight July.  According to reports the Rybovish yacht was fast cruising at about twenty knots in poor visibility, while the smaller express sportfish cruiser was fighting a tuna.  Luckily no one was injured in this collision, with the above Rybovich suffering the worst outcome, with important hull breach of about eight meters to its starboard side.  Salty Seas the other boat in the collision suffered a disintegrated pulpit, outrigger damage, and some minor fiberglass dings.  The sixteen meter Rybovich was later towed and taken to a yard for an extensive and expensive repair.
The Rybovich in this collision is the 54 hull #123, from 2007 and launched as Lizzy Bee.  Build for a repeat Rybovich customer, this was his fourth, and is currently in his fifth with the 64 Walkaround hull #1 of the Micheal Rybovich and Sons era which replaced this 54.  Founded in first in 1919 and building its first boat in 1947 Rybovich from Florida is considered as one of the most exclusive and prestigious custom sportfish builders.
The other express in the collision m/y Salty Seas is an Albermarle 410 Express.  The Albermarle 410 Express is produced since 2002 currently renamed as 41 Custom Carolina Edition.  The Albermarle 410 Express offers an interior sleeping four, and powered by twin Cats 710hp reaches speeds in the mid thirties.

Sea Ray Sport Cruiser Ends Aground in Lake Ozarks

A twelve meter Sea Ray sport cruiser ended aground in Lake of the Ozarks 8mm West side on the morning of Saturday eight July.  This freak accident is not fully reported but by the way the Sea Ray cruiser ended aground, with most of the hull out of the water it probably was under way at a bit of speed.  The released anchor was made there for safety.  The Sea Ray cruiser was not removed up until two days after the accident, which probably looks like the damage is worse then it looks.  Lake of the Ozarks is in the Missouri region, in the centre of the United States of America.
The Sea Ray in this accident is a second generation 420 Sundancer model produced from 2003 till 2006, from 2004 with the hard-top as this unit.  The 420 Sundancer evolved into the 44 Sundancer in the fall of 2006 with the visible difference being the addition of three vertical port holes in the hull sides.

July 2, 2023

Princess Sports Cruiser Aground in Krk Island

A twelve meter Princess sport cruiser with Slovenian flag and three persons onboard ended aground in the morning of second July in the island of Krk, to the North of Croatia in the Kvarner archipelago which features over twelve islands.  The causes of the grounding are not reported but it seems the Princess sport cruiser was at anchor, with the towel on the side and chain outside indicating this.  Located to the Northern part of Croatia Krk is the largest Croatian island and of the Adriatic sea with an area of over four hundred square kilometres. 
The Princess in this accident is the V40 released in 2017 to a Bernard Olesinski design, and is an evolution of the V39 launched in 2012 with the main difference being the larger glazed hull side windows.  Princess released a second V40 version with larger glazing in 2020.  Since released in 2012 as V39 and then as V40 this Princess sport cruiser has been a hot seller with three hundred plus of hulls sold so far.

June 23, 2023

Sea Ray Boat in Towing Knocks Down Three Utility Poles

A Sea Ray sport cruiser of about eleven meters length pulled down three utility poles while under towing in First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey on the late morning of Friday 23 June.  The accident brought the street to a closure with JPCandL and Verizon crew responding overnight to repair the downed poles and wires.  The wires have been reported to being for telephone services.  This was a lucky accident with the Sea Ray sport cruiser receiving minimal damage and no pole hitting or falling on it .
The Sea Ray in this accident is a 390 Sundancer produced from 2004 to 2009, and renamed as 40 Sundancer in its last three years of production.  The Sea Ray 390 Sundancer offered an interior with two cabins and two heads, and powered by twin Cummins diesels or Mercruiser gas engines on shafts with tunnel drives reached speeds up to thirty knows.  The 390/40 was replaced by the 38/390 in 2007.

Boat Ends Aground in Unije

An eight meter traditional cruiser ended aground on the islet of Skojlic, just before Unije harbour in the night and morning of 23th June.  The dynamics of the accident are not reported, but this is a well marked area, with a high green marker, showing the island  before touching low water itself.  Removal and salvage operations of the traditional cruiser where being organized on Saturday morning.  This is the second accident in the area in less to a year when a classic twenty meter Baglietto motor yacht sank on the tenth August 2023 after hitting bottom.
The traditional cruiser in this accident is a Piculjan Rab 830 model.  Inspired to traditional Italian fishing boats with modern design elements the Rab 830 offers accommodation in a three plus two layout, and is powered by twin diesels from 165 up 265hp in line shaft propulsion reaching speeds up to thirty knots.  Piculjan is located on the island of Rab in Croatia and has been building boats since 1936.

June 18, 2023

Motorboat and Sailing Boat Collision in Croatia

A collision between a thirteen meter Prestige flybridge motor cruiser and a sailing boat occurred in Croatia on Sunday eighteen June. The dynamics are not reported with the motor boat receiving the most extensive damage to its port side, fiberglass and hull windows damaged, and the sailing boat having damage on its bow.  
The flybridge motor cruiser in this collision is a Prestige 460 Flybridge.  Released in 2017 replacing the 450, the Prestige 460 Flybridge is still in production and as all Prestige is designed by Garroni.  The Prestige 460 has a two cabins interior with an optional crew cabin, powered by twin Volvo 370 or 440hp engines with IPS pod drives, and is also available as S hard-top version without flybridge.

June 14, 2023

Sea Ray Boat Crashes Into Irondequoit Pier

An eight meter Sea Ray sport cruiser with one person onboard crashed into the pier of Irondequoit Bay, New York on 22:20 hours of Friday thirtieth June.  Monroe County Sheriff Office, US Coast Guard, Sea Breeze ambulance, and New York State Police responded to the call about the collision, with the sole person onboard taken to Strong Memorial Hospital for minor facial injuries. After receiving treatment the person onboard the vessel was arrested and charged for operating the boat intoxicated and without a boaters safety certificate.  The boat was removed the following morning by TowBoatU.S.
The Sea Ray in this collision is a 1998 to 2000 270 Sundancer.  Introduced as an evolution of the 1996 to 98 270, with sleeker lines and different stern giving a more spacious cockpit layout, but the same interior of six berths, and powered by single engine of about 300hp with stern drive.  The 270 Sundancer was replaced by the 280 Sundancer in 2001.

June 3, 2023

Invictus Collides into Salerno Harbour Break-Water

An eight meter Invictus sport cruiser with two persons onboard collided into the Eastern breakwater of the Salerno harbour on the night early hours of third June.  The causes of the collision are unknown, with the sport cruiser hitting the breakwater on starboard side while under navigation.  The sport cruiser was salvaged on the morning of fourth June, with a breach of over two meters in length and about half meter in beam showing onto its starboard side. 
The Invictus sport cruiser in this collision is a GT280, the first model released in 2014 and still produced as at today.  Designed by Invictus designer Christian Grande the GT280 offers an accommodation for two berths and is powered by a 350hp engine with stern drive propulsion.  An outboard GT280 S version is also available.  Invictus has been a success story since debuting in 2014, thanks to its modern looks and luxury car inspired finishes.

May 29, 2023

Sea Ray Sports Cruiser Ends Aground in Lake Barkley

A twelve meter Sea Ray sport cruiser titled m/y Mama Tried ended aground and beached in lake Barkley on the 29 May.  The causes of the grounding are not reported, though lack of attention during navigation in a delicate spot should be a prime suspect.  This grounding occurred in a tight spot which unites Lake Barkley with Kentucky Lake.  On the second June the m/v Tina Michelle recovered the vessel by towing her back in the water the way it came in, with the sport cruiser being lucky not to have sustained any serious hull damage, probably also for the mud terrain in the area more then other things.
The Sea Ray in this grounding is a 400 Express Cruiser produced from 1992 to 1999.  Coming as a replacement of the 390 EC from 1984 to 91, the 400EC offered a two cabins interior, and was powered by Mercruiser gas or Cat diesel engines of 350hp on line shafts for top speeds up to thirty knots.  In 1994 the 400 Express Cruiser had the kite style windows replaced by three port holes. The 400 EC was replaced by the 410 Express Cruiser in 2000.

May 27, 2023

Tiara Collides into Semi-Submerged Object and Sinks

A fourteen meter Tiara sport cruiser with two people onboard titled m/y Floating Doc, sank while hitting a semi-submerged object off the coast of Fortescue, New Jersey on the morning of Saturday 27 May.  With the impact the sport cruiser had its hull penetrated to bow starboard, and after calling for assistance, the two crew started an operation to cover the hole and slow water ingress.  Later on the two crew where assisted by the Delaware Bay sector Coast Guard first by the eight meter Small-II, who after assisting in the dewater attempts failed took the crew to safety.  Later on a thirteen meter response Coast Guard boat arrived on the scene trying again in saving the sport cruiser, with no success as this capsized and sank in about five meters of water.  The Tiara sport cruiser was recovered on the 31st May by Sea Tow Cape May.  
Floating Doc is a Tiara 4700 Sovran.  A hard-top sport cruiser first released as 4400 Sovran in 2003, and updated with a larger bathing platform in 2007 as 4700 for its last two years of production.  The Tiara 4700 Sovran offered an interior with two cabins and was powered by Cummins 670hp or 715hp with line shaft propulsion for speeds in the low thirties. The 4700 was replaced by the 4500 Sovran in the fall of 2010.