Research and analysis

Safety lessons: checking fabricated steel keels on yachts are fitted correctly

A safety message to the yacht design, building and repair industry on using correct materials and validating plans if changing a vessel's original design.


MAIB safety flyer issued August 2007

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Summary on the fatal capsize of the Max Fun 35 yacht Hooligan V when the incorrectly repaired keel detached from the hull.

The information has been prepared for the:

  • yacht design, building and repair industry
  • yacht owners

An investigation report has also been produced for this accident.

Published 14 August 2007