Watch: 49m Benetti yacht Tumberry C runs aground in Sanxenxo

19 December 2023 • Written by Holly Margerrison

The 49-metre Benetti motor yacht Tumberry C ran aground near Carabuxeira beach, Sanxenxo, in the northwest Spanish town of Pontevedra on 17 December. 

According to social media accounts, the yacht suffered an engine room leak, which caused her to start sinking at the bow. Prompt action from maritime teams including Nauta Sanxenxo, Real Club Náutico de Sanxenxo, Salvamento Marítimo, Emergencies, and the Civil Guard prevented the vessel from sinking. 

The authorities then decided to beach the vessel a few metres from the pier, near Carabuxeira beach, where they managed to plug the leak. She is currently docked at Juan Carlos I port’s gas station awaiting interior repairs.

Built in 1988, the 410GT steel and aluminium yacht is part of Benetti's 45M series. Her exterior design is owed to Stefano Natucci, while Terence Disdale and Longari are responsible for the yacht's interior. She can accommodate up to 10 guests in five cabins.

According to BOATPro, she has spent the last four months at Nauta Sanxenxo Marina. 

More about this yacht

Benetti   48.96 m •  1988

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