Owner watches helplessly as £7m super yacht bursts into a ball of flames
Last updated at 1:52 AM on 8th May 2011
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
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
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