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Video: Iconic Perini Navi sailing yacht Malizia runs aground

10 August 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

The iconic 24.2 metre Perini Navi sailing yacht Malizia has run aground on the Italian island of Stromboli.

A video posted online shows the yacht half-submerged in water with its bow resting on the rocks.

Video: Riccardo Ciciriello

The yacht, which was originally commissioned by Prince Rainier III of Monaco, was on charter at the time of the incident, according to reports, with five guests and three crew on board.

No injuries have been reported and the cause of the incident remains unknown, however local media report that the captain attempted to intentionally run the yacht aground following control malfunctions.

First delivered in 1989 to Prince Rainier III of Monaco, Malizia was designed by Murphy and Nye and features accommodation for a total of six guests in three cabins and quarters for three crew.

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