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BOAT FIRE: Gorgeous Yacht Destroyed in Grenada

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FRIDAY THE 14TH (June 2013) is a date that no doubt will live infamously in the memories of the owner of this 80-foot Jongert 2400M that was utterly and completely destroyed by fire at Prickly Bay in Grenada late last week. (Unless, of course, this is an insure-and-burn situation...) According to a bluewater cruiser named Mark, who took this series of photos from aboard his Beneteau 393 Sea Life, the fire is believed to have started behind an electrical panel and raged for over eight hours. Grenadian authorities responded promptly, but weren't able to do much, as their boats carried no working pumps.

 

 

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This is where the (presumably carbon) rig comes down...

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The hull is aluminum, so there is something left afloat...

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You can see more pix at Mark's blog site.

The toasted boat was named Uisge Beatha ("water of life" or whiskey, as it is called in Scotland) and was built by Jongert just three years ago for a Scottish owner.

Jongert 2400M

This is what she looked like just before she was launched. There's a similar boat listed for sale on Yachtworld right now, with an asking price of over $5 million, which gives an idea of the size of the insurance claim. Here are some pix of that boat's interior:

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The fabulous deck saloon...

stateroom

Some sleeping quarters...

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The engine compartment...

It is a little hard to believe that a yacht this fancy and sophisticated didn't have an effective fire suppression system onboard. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze.

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