Superyachts caught on fire in 2017
17th August 2017, Beach-goers in Nice witnessed a 39 metre-long yacht If Only caught fire just off the Mediterranean coast.
Built by Feadship and launched in 1974 as Wallanka, the yacht was later renamed to If Only.
According to Ansa- Italy’s national news agency. The yacht belonged to an Italian industrial tycoon, Diana Bracco who is part of the BracGroup, one of Italy’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Bracco is also the former vice-president of Confindustria, the largest organisation representing manufacturing companies in Italy.
The 11 passengers on board the Italian yacht were all rescued from the fire. One was taken to hospital in nearby Antibes.
9th September 2017. Superyacht KOI reported a fire on board in Greek waters between Kefalonia and Zakynthos Islands, Ionian sea, said Greek Coast Guard.
All crew abandoned ship and were rescued by a fishing vessel. The 35.05m motor yacht built by McMullen & Wing in 2001.
6th March 2017, 30m yacht Limitless catches fire off the coast of the British Virgin Islands.
All of the people on board made a safe escape via tender. The yacht sank a couple of hours later.
The yacht launched by Hargrave Custom Yachts in 2005
9th August 2017, 11m Sunseeker yacht caught on fire on fire in Ryde Harbour, Isle of Wight.
One person was treated for smoke inhalation. The yacht was sinking during the fire.
17th July 2017. A luxury yacht moored off Plage de Pampelonne, the most famous beach in St Tropez, was seen going up in smoke after catching fire.
It is not known who owned the boat, but the yacht has a Belgian flag flying from the bow.