Sanlorenzo-built Reine d’Azur destroyed by fire


The 29m Sanlorenzo yacht Reine d’Azur has caught fire off the coast of France during a charter trip.

The yacht was anchored west of Port-Cros, south of France when the fire began at around 4:00am on August 11th, according to the Préfecture maritime de la Méditerranée. The blaze was brought under control by firefighters at approximately 9:00am.

Teams from the French Navy and national society of sea rescuers, as well as the chartered support and assistance vessel Jason, attended the scene and safely evacuated all seven passengers and three crew.

The yacht was left “almost completely destroyed”, with just part of the hull left, the Préfecture Maritime de la Méditerranée reported. The remnants of the hull have now been towed away, whilst a floating boom was deployed to contain any pollution the fire may have caused.

An investigation is now underway to determine the cause of the fire.

Credit: Préfecture maritime de la Méditerranée