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Superyacht Crashes and Accidents

yacht Barbie damaged in Fire - Ünal Aysal Fire Damages Yachts The One and Barbie


On January 4th 2016 the yachts The One and Barbie were damaged in a fire in Marmaris, Turkey. The fire apparently started on The One and then spread to the yacht Barbie. The One was built by Lurssen and delivered in 1972 as Carinthia VI for Helmut and Heidi Horten. She was later acquired by Italian real estate developer Francesco Bellavista Caltagirone. The yacht Barbie is owned by the Turkish businessman Ünal Aysal. Aysal owns the Unit Group, active in the energy business. He was chairman at Galatasaray S.K from 2011 until 2014.

Boat and yacht fails

The iconic Lurssen yacht The One, damaged in a fire, together with yacht Barbie.

super yacht Rockstar, Russ WeinerBridge Crashes on Yacht Rockstar


In December 2014 a bridge in Miami crashed on the super yacht Rockstar. The yacht was being towed from Fort Lauderdale to Miami when the Broad Causeway bridge collapsed on the top deck, damaging part of the upper structure. The yacht is owned by Russ Weiner, founder of the Rockstar Energy Drink. He named the yacht after his company, and used the same logo. The yacht was built as Blind Date for Peter Hochfelder, founder of Brahman Capital.

SuperYacht Yogi Sinks


In 2012 superyacht Yogi, built by Proteksan-Turquoise, and owned by French millionaire Stephane Courbit, sank in the Aegean Sea. No one was injured as all crew were rescued.

Yacht Seafaris Sinks after Fire


In 2013 superyacht Seafaris, owned by Australian politician Lord Mayor Jeff McCloy, caught fire and sank near Cairns. Eight passengers and eight crew were rescued by a passing container ship

Jongert Yacht Destroyed in Fire


In 2013 the Jongert sail yacht Uisge Beatha, built for a Scottish owner was destroyed in a fire. The damage was covered by a boat insurance.

Fire on board the yacht Callisto


In January 2014 a fire onboard the Feadship Callisto was  stopped by a quick response of the professional crew. Unfortunately they could not prevent severe damage. The yacht Callisto is owned by Derrick Smith, a currency trader. Photo by Alan Peacock.  Source: www.superyachtnews.com

Superyacht Dama di Cuari sank in San RemoYacht Sinks in San Remo


In March 2014 the yacht Dama di Cuori (means Queen of Hearts in English) sank in the Port of San Remo. The was in San Remo for a two year refit. According to this source she had some 50 liters of diesel in her tank. Dama di Cuori was built by Benetti in 1970.

the yacht Polar Bear destroyed in a fireYacht Polar Bear Destroyed in a Fire


In June 2014 the yacht Polar Bear, owned by Larry Jodsaas, was destroyed in a fire. The fire was started by welding during maintenance work.

SuperYacht Crash and Fire Videos

Yacht Serena Sinksyacht Serena III sinks


On January 25th 2016, the 37 meter (106 ft) yacht Serena III sank 13 nautical miles off Lauderdale-by-the-Sea in Florida.  The reason is still unknown, but crew and passengers tried to pump out the water from the flooded compartments. Without success, they sent distress signal to the Coast Guard. All 13 people on board were rescued before the yacht sank in deep, unrecoverable waters.  The yacht Serena III is owned by Richard Paul Matheson, he is chairman at BRMALLS, the largest shopping mall company in Brazil.