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Old 30-06-2012, 04:17   #1
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Does anyone know what this design is?

Hi all,

A few weeks ago, there were some pictures posted on a UK forum of a yacht which had broken her mooring in the storms we had, and gone aground. Luckily, she was refloated with only minor damage, but no-one could work out what she was! I hate it when this happens, I get a sort of itch to find out!! Odd, I know. She has the look of an American design (Atkin?), so I thought here would be a good place to ask... Can anyone help?

Aground...

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/...65_964x931.jpg

And refloated.

Lifting Illona off the beach | Facebook

For those of a strong disposition, here are some videos of her going aground.



And also...

Jun 7, 2012 1:57pm | Facebook

Whatever the design is, it has certainly earned my respect for surviving that with only minor damage. Apparently the owners had just loaded her up for a world cruise. Bet they were glad they chose such a strong yacht!
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Old 30-06-2012, 04:25   #2
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Here's a video of the refloating, and of the (cosmetic!!) damage, for anyone who is interested.

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Old 30-06-2012, 06:32   #3
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Wow! That doesn't look like much of a crane. I am surprised that they were able to lift her and have enough lifting capacity to boom out in deeper water.

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Old 30-06-2012, 06:52   #4
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looks a lot like westsail 42 or 43. good boats...
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Thanks Zeehag, you've got it, I just googled 'Westsail 43 Iona' and got this page: HOME so that proves it! Just googling the name didn't come up with the goods before.

Good work!
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wetsnails take a likkin and keep on tikkin..
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