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60 Meter Yacht Sinks Off Greek Coast

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Double photograph of motoraycht Yogi. The top left diagonal photo is the yacht underway. The bottom right diagonal photo is a picture of the boat on its side, as it is sinking.

Yogi Superyacht Sinks

YOGI IN THE NEWS

The Greek Coast Guard reports motor yacht YOGI sank.  She is a 62 meter Mediterranean yacht charter vessel.  When she sank, she was cruising off the coast of Greece.  No one was injured.  All crew rescued.

PROTEKSAN TURQUOISE

Built less than a year ago in Turkey by Proteksan Turquoise, motor yacht YOGI was reported to be in trouble Friday morning in the area between the islands of Skyros and Psara, 19 nautical miles off the coast.

 

WHAT CAUSED THE YACHT TO SINK?

A “mechanical failure”  is blamed for the incident.  It occurred in strong seas and Force 8 winds. There were no reports of injuries as all 8 French crewmembers were rescued by three Greek Coast Guard helicopters, supported by a frigate from the Hellenic Navy.  The crew was transferred to Skyros Health Center as a precautionary measure.

 

WARRANTY WORK

Motoryacht YOGI had just completed warranty work in Turkey, and was en route to her berth in the south of France. Capt. Jean Louis Carrel told Greek authorities that although the weather was rough, he believed the sinking was due to a mechanical failure with the exhaust system.

 

BUILDER SPEAKS

On Saturday, Mehmet Karabeyoglu, head of Proteksan Turquoise, the yacht’s builder, commented. 

“What I find surprising is that [from] the first mayday call to the boat sinking was nearly seven hours.  They had power as you can see lights on [in the photos and video shot by the Hellenic rescue team].”

 

Ask whether any warranty work was done on the engines or exhaust systems,  Karabeyoglu said, 

“She was just repainted, but we did no work in the engine room as it was perfect. No mechanical work other than routine service of the Cat engines. Perhaps they took bad fuel when they refueled in Istanbul.”

 

 

YACHT DETAILS

Proteksan Turquoise yacht YOGI was built in 2011 to ABS +A1, +AMS standards and was classed as Commercial Yachting Service (E). Her stunning profile and interior was designed by Jean Guy Verges, who has designed six other builds by the Turkish-based yard. This was the second of three superyacht vessels delivered by Proteksan in 2011.

 

OTHER YACHTS BY PROTEKSAN TURQUOISE

Other yachts offered for charter by this builder are motor yacht BARAKA and motoryacht SEQUEL P.

 

1-800 YACHT CHARTER LEARNS FACTS

Editor’s note.  In conclusion, 1-800 Yacht Charters’ sources learned today that a purchase offer had been made just days before the incident and had been expected to be presented to the owner…

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Yacht Design Awards – Charter Vessel Nominations

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Photograph of a row of golden neptune yacht design awards. The first one is clear, and the next one is blurred, as if far behind.

SHOWBOATS DESIGN AWARDS

The final nominees for the 2011 ShowBoats Design Awards are announced.  A group of charter vessels lead the way.  

59 finalists culled from a record 250 nominations. In specific, for the second annual competition.  It is sponsored by Boat International Media.   At stake is a coveted  “Golden Neptune” trophy.  It presents at a gala awards evening.  The evening occurs in Palm Beach, Florida, on October 25, 2011.
The list of nominees are excellent charterboats.  They are some of the newest yachts available for hire.

BIG WINNER

Dubois Naval Architects is in the spotlight again.  They run away with a number of honors at the recent World Superyacht Awards. Their yachts are early favorites to win again.   For instance, KOKOMO (finalist – naval architecture; interior layout; interior design).  In addition, TWIZZLE (finalist – naval architecture; exterior design and styling; interior design; recreational area for guest use).

CHARTER VESSELS NOMINATED 

CALLIOPE (now NINKASI, interior design)
 
BARAKA (interior design)
 
EXUMA (interior design)

ADDITIONALLY

 
BATON ROUGE (interior design)
 
SYCARA V (interior design)
 
MARIE (interior design)
 
PANTHALASSA (interior design)


AND MORE

 
MI SUENO (exterior design)
 
BIG FISH (exterior design)
 

FINALIST DETERMINATION

The finalists will be scrutinized by an independent panel of judges. This includes superyacht owners and renowned designers from outside the yachting industry.
 
The award gala will take place at Mar a Lago Club, Donald Trump’s exclusive private club in Palm Beach.  It is held on the final day of the Superyacht Design Symposium.  The ceremony concludes two days of design-focused events in Florida.  These are prior to the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS).

 


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