A virtually finished Sunseeker 34 Metre Yacht has been destroyed by fire...

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A virtually finished Sunseeker 34 Metre Yacht has been destroyed by fire...

Industry News

At this stage the cause of the fire at the British yard in Poole, Dorset, is not known; but we hear there is suspicion of a lightning strike.

MAY 2011

A Sunseeker 34 Metre Yacht has been destroyed by fire on the hard-standing at the British yard’s main New Quay Road facility in Poole, Dorset. Over 50 fire-fighters began tackling the blaze just before midnight on Friday, May 6.
The yacht was just weeks away from handover to her owner, believed to be a Mexican.
Sunseeker managing director Stewart McIntre told local newspaper reporters that the company’s insurers were notified immediately during the night and investigations as to the cause are in hand.
No-one was injured during the incident.
There has been speculation that a lightning strike was responsible. Check out the YouTube footage coutesy of Filepalex.

For more, www.sunseeker.com

© Phil Draper