Classic superyacht Monaco engulfed by fire


A serious fire broke out on board the motor yacht, Monaco, on Monday ( August 10th) while she was in dry dock for refit. The fire caused severe damage to the classic 1977 yacht – adding its name to the growing list of superyacht fires whilst out of the water, especially older craft.

The incident occurred at the Tarsanas shipyard on the Greek island of Syros where the vessel was undergoing refit work, according to a local news outlet, Cyclades24. However, the exact cause of the fire is unclear and no injuries were reported.

Local authorities and first responders managed to bring the fire under control after an hour, however, the extent of the damage indicates that the vessel is a total loss with major structural damage described by eyewitness accounts. According to local law enforcement an official investigation is to follow.

When seaworthy, the steel-hulled Monaco accommodated 12 guests in her six cabins and seven crew and featured an open-plan upper deck complete with jacuzzi and bar area. Formerly named Aquarius, the vessel exterior was designed by CRN, cruises at 13kn (15mph) and reaches a top speed of 15kn (17.2mph).

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