August 11, 2021

Sanlorenzo Super Yacht Destroyed by Fire

A 29 meter Sanlorenzo motor yacht named Reine D'Azur went ablaze near the Island of Port Cros in the West part of the South of France in the morning of August 11.  The alarm for the fire was set after 0400 AM of the morning with a team from the French navy and assistance vessel Jason immediately helping the seven guests onboard, and three crew.  All the persons where lead to safety, but the super yacht suffered an ill fate being completely destroyed by the fire, with only the hull remaining afloat.  Pollution containment was made, with the remaining hull of the yacht being towed to safety for investigation.  Reine d'Azur was on anchor at the time of the fire and sub sequentially she broke its anchorage when ablaze.   
Reine D'Azur is a 2019 Sanlorenzo SL96 Asymmetric model.  The SL96 Asymmetric is a recent new model from Sanlorenzo with the first hulls launched in the fall of 2019, and so far the shipyard delivering twelve units.  The 96 Asymmetric comes from a design from Zuccon, with the Asymmetric. meaning part of the hull in this case to port side is a wide body.  Sanlorenzo are custom in the layout and this SL96 Asymmetric has an interior for eight guests in four cabins, and three double crew cabins.  Power is from twin 2216hp MTU which made her reach top speed up to 28 knots.  This particular SL96 Asymmetric was the model displayed as World first at the Dusseldorf boat show 2020.

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