Massive failure for My Song superyacht

Published on May 27th, 2019

The 130-foot My Song, designed by Reichel / Pugh and built in 2016 by Baltic Yachts, had been known for her glorious looks and race-winning performance. Not long ago she had set the Monohull Record during the 2018 RORC Transatlantic Race, but now she is lost freight in the Atlantic.

The superyacht fell off a cargo vessel during her transportation from the Caribbean to the Balearics. During Saturday night (May 25) she was lost in the Mediterranean before reaching the Balearics, where she was due to be unloaded in Ibiza ahead of her appearance in the Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta on June 4-8 in Porto Cervo, Italy.

Her owner Pier Luigi Loro Piana had arranged for My Song to take part in the event he hosts, the 2019 Loro Piana Superyacht Regatta, where she was a returning winner. Pier Luigi is an heir to the high end clothing company Loro Piana, which was founded in 1924 by his grandfather Pietro.

My Song was a wolf in wolf’s clothing. Here full-carbon hull displacing 105 tons (including the 36-ton lifting keel) was powered by a 56-metre-high Southern Spars rig with North Sails, propelling her to maximum speed of over 30 knots. Now she is road kill.

It is a sad end for the illustrious yacht that was the belle of the ball at the 2017 World Superyacht Awards, awarded the trophy for Best Sailing Yacht of 30-metres to 39.9-metres. With an interior and exterior styled by Nauta Design, she was packed with cutting edge design and technology and served as a comfortable yet feature-filled cruising yacht.

My Song had been declared Boat of the Year at the Italian Sailing Federation’s Sailor of the Year awards, a title she appears now unable to defend.

During better days…


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