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Lost in the seas: 40m Baltic sailing superyacht My Song falls from cargo ship and other yacht news

We selected for you top 5 yacht stories of the last week at Yacht Harbour.

Lost in the seas: 40m Baltic sailing superyacht My Song falls from cargo ship

On the evening of May 25, the sailing superyacht My Song from Baltic 130 line fell from the cargo ship that was carrying her across the Atlantic, from the Caribbean to the Balearics.

My Song was supposed to be unloaded in Ibiza ahead of her appearance in this year’s Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta that is taking place form June 3 to June 6 in Sardinia, as the past year winner.

Built in 2016, this 39.6-metre tall and 8.5-metre wide sailboat was well known for its sleek outline with designs by Nauta Design studio. The yacht is owned by Pier Luigi Loro Piana (net worth $1.6 billion – Forbes), an heir to the high end clothing company Loro Piana. Mr. Loro Piana also hosts eponymous yacht racing events.

Last December, My Song’s crew set a new speed record during the RORC Transatlantic Race. The journey of 3,000 nautical miles from the Canary Islands to Grenada took 10 days, 5 hours, 47 minutes and 11 seconds for the crew — almost 1 hour and 20 minutes less than the previous record holders in 2015. Sails, rising on the 56-meter mast, accelerated My Song to 30 knots.`

30m motor yacht Stoli resqued after collision

The 30-metre yacht Stoli with three sailors on-board struck a small group of islands Les îlots des Moines, 3.5 km off Roccapina, on the night of May 16-17, according to local media Corse Matin. The vessel reportedly departed from Sardinia heading to Saint-Tropez.

The captain stranded the boat at Tradicettu beach after the collision to avoid sinking, where she stayed for more than a week on the shore. Last weekend, Stoli was bailed out and towed to the port of Propriano. The crew members were taken care of, found shocked though not injured. 

The operation of carrying the 115-tonnes boat was performed by the sea rescuers of the SNSM Propriano, the Sea and Assistance Company and BEXMA Expertises Maritimes.

Earlier, hazard weather conditions did not allow the towing of the yacht. During the operation, the rescuers had to pump fuel into the bunkers, mandated by the shipowner and insurance terms. 

The specialised team extracted 10,000 litres of diesel oil, sea water and viscous liquid within 19 hours. Meanwhile, the risks of pollution were eliminated, thanks to erected floating pollution barriers.

This operation has mobilised for more than a week more than thirty marine rescuers of SNSM Propriano. Further investigations are under way to permanently secure the boat to a port where it will be landed.

Since the accident, the three sailors have been heard by the Maritime Gendarmerie. For the moment, the collision with the islands remains unexplained, even if the yacht was sailing at a rather high speed. 

Tragedy at the Cannes Film Festival: crew member dies after two yachts collide

On the last day of the Cannes Film Festival 2019, a British man died in a collision of two yachts within Cannes marina, according to The TelegraphThe 28-metre Pershing Vision hit the 27-metre Minx by Princess Yachts at around 9pm on May 25, injuring the 29-year-old crew member on-board the Minx.

He suffered a cardiac arrest and died despite the efforts of medical staff onboard a rescue boat called to the scene, according to a statement from the Maritime Prefecture of the Mediterranean. Reportedly, seventeen other passengers were safely evacuated to a nearby port, although shocked.

Minx, was anchored north of the island of St Marguerite at the time of the collision. Afterwards, both vessels were towed to Port Pierre-Canto in Cannes and the maritime office of Marseilles launched an investigation.

A Foreign Office spokesperson claimed, that their staff “are assisting the family of a British man following his death in France, and are in contact with the local authorities.”

As to the vessels, they both suffered significant damage. According to The Telegraph, the nose of Minx is broken off and fibreglass is splintering out from the front of the vessel, while Vision bears long scratches down the starboard side. 

85m explorer Bold: Silver Yachts launches the largest yacht built in Australia

On May 25, Australia-based builder Silver Yachts has launch its long-anticipated flagship, a 85-metre explorer superyacht Bold. Formerly known as Silver Loft, the vessel represents the largest project built in Australia so far, outpacing her predecessor, 77-metre Silver Fast.

The yacht’s exteriors were developed in collaboration with Espen Oeino, who had also worked on the successful Silver Series of high speed and efficient motor yachts. The Bold’s low draft and highly optimised hull form provide her owner with remarkably low fuel consumption, fast repositioning and access to shallow cruising grounds unusual for yachts of her size.

Revolving around a 300-square-metre sky lounge with 3,75-metre tall floor-to-ceiling windows, the yacht’s sundeck will feature sunbeds, a rotisserie barbecue setup and a dining table for up to 16 guests, whereas the upper deck aft will feature a Jacuzzi and sunbeds.

Main deck exterior has been kept uncluttered with a vast aft deck allowing for versatile watercraft storage options. Built with an explorer philosophy in mind, Bold boasts a helideck aft of the main deck complete with over 3,000 litres of helicopter fuel storage. Meanwhile, under charter mode, the dedicated storage hangar can be utilised as a watersports equipment storage facility.

Inside, Germany-based Andreas Hölnburger of Vain Interiors has created a sophisticated and luxurious interior with the practicalities and functionality in mind to match the vessel’s intended use. The contemporary interiors include teak and oak panelling, metallic painted features combined with oak and marble floors.

Bold can accommodate up to 16 guests within a master suite, three VIP cabins on the upper deck and four other cabins on the lower deck. A total of 21 crew are accommodated across 9 crew and 4 staff cabins. 

CNC reveals new Ocean King explorer yacht

Italian builder Cantieri Navali Chioggia (CNC) has presented new Ocean King model in its Classic explorer series. The 34-metre Classic 108 has been designed in collaboration with VYD Studio and features heavy displacement double-bottomed Grade A steel hull and lightweight aluminum superstructure.

Designed with long-range capability in mind, the Classic 108 boasts fuel capacity of over 50,000 litres, enabling her to cross the Atlantic and return on a single tank of fuel, claims the yard.

Trieste-based VYD Studio also developed the design concept for the yacht’s 350-GT interior space. Within her “luminous and fresh” interiors, the accommodation for a total of 10 guests in five cabins will be offered. The cabins layout includes a main deck master suite that takes full advantage of the 8.3-metre beam and four guest cabins on the lower deck, alongside the crew accommodation.

Outdoor areas are trademarked with a 204-square-metre deck area with multiple seating and sunbathing zone, and a tender garage convertible into a beach club.

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