EXCLUSIVE The 40-meter superboat My Song fell off the freighter carrying it!


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While being transported aboard a cargo ship, from the Caribbean to the Tyrrhenian Sea, Pierluigi Loro Piana’s My Song, Baltic 130 (40 meters), fell overboard
.The accident occurred between Saturday night and the early hours of Sunday morning in the Mediterranean Sea. The yacht was probably headed to Genoa, and the incident occurred in the Gulf of Lion.

Its final destination would be Porto Cervo, where My Song was to take part in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta. The ship carrying the boat was the Brattingsbord of the Peters & May company. My Song has an estimated value of about 30 million.

It happens more often than people think (just think of the amount of containers lost from cargo ships floating in the world’s seas and a danger to boaters): in early 2019, a powerboat, a Monte Carlo Yachts 70, had flown off the deck of the ship that was transporting it from Europe to Miami for the Florida boat show, and had sunk in the middle of the Atlantic.


My Song was launched in 2016. For the design, Loro Piana (former owner of the company that bears his name called the “King of Tasmanian” due to its leadership in world-famous woolen fabrics of the highest quality. Loro Piana was sold in 2013 to the luxury multinational LVMH) turned to the pairing that had designed his previous boat, Reichel Pugh and Nauta. The peculiarity of this maxi yacht, like all of Pigi’s boats, is that they are used for both cruising and racing (winning!).

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The water lines are by California studio Reichel Pugh, everything else is the work of Milan-based Nauta Design. The construction was entrusted to Finland’s Baltic Yachts. This 40-meter maxi sailboat, Nauta’s largest ever, is a concentration of innovation and style. It is 39.62 long and 8.52 wide at maximum beam, weighs only (!) 120 tons and has a retractable keel that weighs 30 tons going from a minimum draft of 4.80 m to 7.00 m. The highly sophisticated construction is composite with abundant use of carbon. Propulsion is provided by a Cat 8.7 engine of 8,700 cc displacement with 6 in-line cylinders, the propulsion has a retractable system inside the hull.

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The impressive sail plan with a 530-square-meter mainsail, 380-square-meter genoa and 1,300-square-meter gennaker allows for thrilling performance worthy of a multihull. On paper, the new My Song reaches a speed of 16.5 knots in displacement sailing; in sail planing it can reach 28 knots. Other record-breaking numbers: the fuel tank has a capacity of 7,000 liters with a range of more than 450 hours of sailing (more than 18 days!) and has 2,400 liters of water on board, which combined with the desalinator makes the My Song, in theory, a boat that can sail without ever stopping in a port.

To see, we can assure you, it is beautiful. Among the special features we could see from looking at it from the dock: the huge aft deck and a gunwale (band leader) 30 cm high and just as wide that serves both as a foothold when the boat is heeled and as a seat when sailing or when the boat is stationary. We have not been aboard the boat, but the design, which we peeked at, calls for the forward area all for the owner with an office space. It is a symptom that in the owner’s idea there is a desire to make long, very long sailings. With such a boat sailing around the world will be like riding a bicycle from home to the office in Milan.

Overall length 39.62 m
Waterline length 36.78 m
Maximum beam 8.52 m
Draft 4.80/7.00 m
Light displacement 105.00 t
Ballast 36.25 t (fin and bulb)
Hull material Carbon pre-preg/Corecell sandwich
Fuel tank 7000 l
Freshwater tanks 2400 l
Caterpillar C8.7 480kW/650hp + Baltic RPS motorization
Sup. sail mainsail 530 sq. m.
Sup. sail genoa 380 sqm
Asymmetrical 1,300 sq. m.
Naval Architecture Reichel/Pugh Yacht Design
Concept, Deck and Interior design Nauta Design
Project Management Nigel Ingram, MCM



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