Two superyachts destroyed by fire in Rhode Island


Two superyachts have been destroyed by fire at Hinckley Yacht Services Marina, Rhode Island, US on Friday (December 10). Reportedly 70 firefighters were fighting the blaze at its peak. Fire safety crews were battling for over 8 hours and continued to monitor the scene over the weekend. 

The 30m Ocean Alexander Drinkability and the 32m sailing yacht Danneskjold have subsequently been reported as total losses.

According to local media reports one man has also been taken to hospital with burn injuries. Initial coverage also indicates that the blaze began on Drinkability before spreading to Danneskjold, while the causes of both fires remain unknown. 

At the time the fire began, it is understood that one vessel had extensive work taken place on the hull, with damage sustained to a nearby travel lift.

Danneskjold was launched in 2009 by Southern Ocean Marine, with a GRP hull, displacement of 68 tons with 87GT.  The Ocean Alexander Drinkability was launched in 2017, with an FRP hull, a displacement of 229 tons and 160GT.