Video: 49m Benetti superyacht runs aground in Spanish marina

Tumberry C

The 49m Benetti superyacht Tumberry C has run aground near Carabuxeira beach, Sanxenxo, in northwest Spain.

Photos taken at Sanxenxo Marina in the province of Pontevedra, Spain, on Sunday (17 December), show the vessel sinking at the bow.

According to reports on social media, the vessel had suffered a leak in the engine room. After the vessel started to sink, authorities decided to ground the yacht close to the dock.

Sanxenxo’s city council confirmed that Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, Spain’s Maritime Rescue Service and the Civil Guard worked together to prevent the superyacht from sinking.

Tumberry C was built by Benetti in Italy and delivered in 1988. Formerly owned by businessman and former Real Madrid vice president Fernando Fernández Tapias, the superyacht now belongs to a Chinese entrepreneur, it is reported.

The vessel, which was designed by Stefano Natucci and Benetti, has interiors by Terence Disdale and Longari. Tumberry C can accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins.

News reports suggest the vessel has now been towed back to Juan Carlos I port and is awaiting repairs.

Main image courtesy of Sanxenxo city council.

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