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Laugh if you dare, bath toy sailors! Gringo doesn't look as if she took on a drop.
Seriously, though, I don't know if that's fixable in the same sense that if a car's frame is bent, it's not necessarily worth repairing; you'd have to remove the entire saloon (and maybe more) to check the state of the welds and to cut out all the affected frames and stringers.
Frankly, it would be easier to cut off the entire front of the boat and reweld a new bow on. Whether you could find an insurer willing to pop for the tens of thousands necessary in order to do this is another thing entirely.
I do find it reassuring that the fellow in question got back (presumably under his own power), with no loss of his rig and still able to anchor. Any glass or wood boat hit by what I assume was a bow bulb "T-bone" would've just been some stays and turnbuckles wrapped around the bow in the next port.