August 7, 2021

Posillipo Motor Yacht Burns in Capri

A fifteen meter Posillipo Technema motor yacht went up in flames in Capri, between Massa and Punta Tiberio on the North East part of the island on the early afternoon of seven August.  The six guest onboard the Posillipo motor yacht where saved, with the Capri Coast Guard and the Naples maritime police directing the operation.  The coast guard also succeeded in turning off the fire and avoid the yacht from sinking, avoiding further pollution.  Unfortunately the Posillipo motor yacht was totalled with only its hull remaining afloat.  Causes of the fire are yet unknown.
The Posillipo motor yacht in this fire is a Technema 51, produced from 1989 till 1996.  The Technema 51 was originally named as 48 in its first two years of production, and then renamed to 51 after 1992 with the addition of an extended bathing platform and redesigned stern.  All these changes came following the Rizzardi take over of Posillipo. Designed by Giovanni Zuccon, Posillipo's designer from 1978 to 2002 the Technema 51 offered a three or two double cabin interior layout, and a split level saloon, and was standard powered by twin GM 535hp up to optional Man 680hp, with the large engines good for thirty knots plus speeds.  
Technema as technological advanced modern looks, this series by Posillipo was started by Giovanni Zuccon in 1978 with the 65. Later in 1986 and the Technema 52 it becomes an important turning point how modern flybridge yachts looked from there onwards.

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