A fire broke out yesterday at the Ferretti shipyard in Cattolica, Italy. According to local news, the fire started around 9:30 and destroyed a 30-metre superyacht that was ready to be delivered.
Video from Corriere Romagna of the incident:
Initially it was believed the fire damaged two other yachts, however this was dismissed by the shipyard. The fire was contained and extinguished, and the site is safe once again:
“The fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning of Tuesday January 11, involving a boat under construction at the Cattolica shipyard, caused no injuries thanks to the immediate implementation of safety procedures.” -Official statement released by Ferretti
Currently they are investigating the cause of the incident. The brand-new 98.4-foot (30 metre) luxury yacht got caught in the fire, destroying it and making it impossible for the owner to receive.
Ferretti Group, located on the Adriatic Sea coastline of Italy is one of the most prestigious shipyards in the world. They have an extensive portfolio of famous brands such as the Riva, Pershing, Wally or Ferretti Yachts, and their premium boats are built for high-end customers around the world.
Their history goes back to 1968, while this site has been in operation since 2001 and covers 14,000 square-metres that includes 9,000 square-metres of indoor facilities and 16 assembly stations. This means the Cattolica Shipyard can accommodate up to 16 motor yachts that are 20-30 metres at the same time.
Corriere Romagna has reported the five fire brigade teams fought the flames for hours before successfully stopping the fire. Nobody got hurt except for the brand new superyacht that was worth more than €10 million. The vessel that got destroyed was a Ferretti Yachts 920. This yacht has an innovative design with a maxi flybridge that focuses mostly on space, with multifunctional areas for relaxing.
Images from Corriere Romagna