This week we’ve come across footage of two large yachts that have had less-than-comfortable experiences at the docks. We received word of the sailing yacht Black Pearl‘s being pushed up against her dock in Montenegro during strong winds. Then, while we were researching the story, we found a video of the motoryacht Go plowing through a dock at the Sint Maarten Yacht Club.
The Black Pearl is a 350-ft three-masted sailing yacht. She has a 49-ft beam and a gross tonnage of around 2,864 tons. But none of this helped her when the vessel’s crew recorded true wind speeds of over 63 knots at her dock in Porto Montenegro.
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The vessel’s captain, Chris Gartner, made a statement that appeared on the ship’s Instagram page. He said, “Unfortunately, during that time we had a few lines part. And due to our lines parting we did go up against the dock.”
Black Pearl and her dock did receive some damage, as you can see in the photos above, but that’s nothing compared to the carnage left behind in the wake of M/Y Go.
Go is a 252.5-ft motor yacht. She has a steel hull and aluminum superstructure with a (nearly) 43-ft beam and a gross tonnage of 1950 tons. Imagine this bearing down onto a simple dock structure while you’re sitting nearby enjoying a quiet coffee. Take a look at the following YouTube videos.
The video below captured Go‘s first encounter with the docks.