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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Owner watches £7million yacht go up in flames


Owner watches helplessly as £7m super yacht bursts into a ball of flames

Last updated at 1:52 AM on 8th May 2011
    The unnamed Mexican businessman is believed to have been visiting the boatyard and watched helplessly as more than 50 firefighters battled the huge fire on the 112ft Sunseeker motor cruiser on Friday night. A £7 million luxury yacht has been destroyed in a massive blaze days before it was due to be shipped to its new owner in Mexico.
The ten-room triple decker yacht was completely destroyed in the fire at Poole Harbour, Dorset, but nobody was hurt.
That sinking feeling: A Mexican businessman watched his brand-new super yacht - similar to this one - burst into flames
That sinking feeling: A Mexican businessman watched his brand-new super yacht - similar to this one - burst into flames
Firefighters put out the blaze after several hours.
A Dorset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a lightning strike is being investigated as a possible cause of the blaze. Police are also trying to discover the cause.
Sunseeker make yachts for the world’s richest people and owners are thought to include Eddie Jordan and Lewis Hamilton.
Neighbouring yachts were moved away and were unharmed.
Luxury: The yacht caught fire at Poole Harbour in Dorset
Luxury: The yacht caught fire at Poole Harbour in Dorset


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1384714/Owner-watches-helplessly-7m-super-yacht-bursts-ball-flames.html#ixzz1LlTfIiqP

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