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The biggest yachting news stories of June

1 July 2022• Written by Holly Overton

From triumphant launches to all-new interior images, BOAT looks back on the most-read yachting news stories of June 2022. Here's what you might have missed...

1. 59m yacht Idol collides with bridge

At the beginning of June, the 58.9 metre motor yacht Idol was involved in a collision with a bridge in Pisa, Italy. The incident occurred as the yacht attempted to pass beneath the Autostrada Azzurra bridge after leaving the Seven Stars refit yard via the Pisa Canal. According to eyewitness reports, the yacht attempted to pass during high tide.

Read More/Watch: 59m yacht Idol collides with bridge in Italy

2. Eleonara E sinks after being hit by supply vessel in Spain

The 49 metre sailing yacht Eleonora E was struck by a 60 metre offshore supply vessel in Port Tárraco, Tarragona, Spain. She was completely submerged within thirty minutes of the collision and came to rest on her starboard side. No injuries have been reported. Eleonora E is an exact replica of the schooner Westward that was designed by Nathanial G Herreshoff and launched in 1910.

Read More/Sailing yacht Eleonora E sinks after being hit by supply vessel in Spain

3. Home: Inside the Below Deck Mediterranean season seven yacht

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Television network Bravo has confirmed the return of Below Deck Mediterranean for its seventh season, with Captain Sandy Yawn at the helm of an all-new yacht named Home. The 50 metre Home was built by Dutch shipyard Heesen in 2017 and was one of the first superyachts of its size to feature a hybrid propulsion package. She is the first diesel-electric motor yacht to appear in the Below Deck franchise.

Read More/Home: Inside the star yacht of Below Deck Mediterranean season seven

4. Seized 26m houseboat Sierra Rose sold at auction

A 26 metre houseboat Sierra Rose, which started in ABC's sitcom Modern Family, was sold at a court-ordered auction in California. Lying in the Tahoe Keys Marina, the vessel was offered for sale "as-is, where-is" by the district court and is now under new ownership following a winning bid of $520,000.

Read More/Seized 26m houseboat Sierra Rose sold at auction

5. Interiors of 115m Lürssen Ahpo revealed

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The interior of Lürssen's 115 metre Ahpo has been kept a closely guarded secret since her launch in 2021. But, soon after announcing she will be joining the charter market with Moran Yacht & Ship, the first pictures of her wow-factor interiors were released. 

Read More/New pictures: Interiors of 115m Lürssen Ahpo revealed

6. 34m classic yacht Maemere arrives for restoration

A 34 metre classic harbour cruise ship, that sailed under the name High Spirits, has been saved from the scrapheap and is set to undergo a large-scale restoration project at McMillen Yachts in Rhode Island. Her saviour, Earl McMillen III, president of McMillen Yachts, will rebuild the 1929 classic from the keel up.

Read More/34m classic yacht Maemere rescued from scheduled demolition

7. Italian Sea Group lifts the wraps on newly restyled 47m Perini Navi

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Six months after the acquisition of Perini Navi, The Italian Sea Group (TISG) has presented the first images of the newly redesigned 47 metre Perini Navi sloop. The model is due for delivery in 2024 and features a 62-metre carbon fibre mast, a new sail handling system and a re-engineered keel. She is one of four hulls set to be delivered by the rebooted brand in the next two years.

Read More/TISG lifts the wraps on restyled 47m Perini Navi sailing yacht

8. New pictures: Inside the 91m superyacht Dubawi

Former cruise vessel Dubawi joined the sales market for the first time in May and her broker, Worth Avenue Yacht, was finally able to reveal her colourful interiors and many amenities for the first time this month.

Read More/Dubawi: A first look inside the 91m superyacht for sale

9. Winners of the BOAT Design & Innovation Awards 2022

After last year's virtual prize-giving, the 2022 Design & Innovation Awards welcomed the return of the in-person awards ceremony in Milan this month. Alia Yachts' Al Waab was the big winner of the night, taking home three Neptunes for Outstanding Exterior Design (Motor Yachts 40m to 59.9m), Best Naval Architecture (Displacement Motor Yacht) and Best Interior Design (Motor Yachts 499GT and Below).

Read more/Winners of the BOAT International Design & Innovation Awards

10. Hull turned on Vitters Yachts sailing yacht Project 3090

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The hull of Vitters sailing yacht Project 3090 was spotted for the first time at the shipyard's Zwartsluis facility this month. Vitters released photos of the hull turning to mark the significant construction milestone of the project, on which work began in summer 2021.

Read More/Hull turned on 59m Vitters sailing yacht Project 3090