December 10, 2021

Super Yacht Fire in Portsmouth Yacht Yard USA

A thirty meter Ocean Alexander super yacht went ablaze on Friday 10 December, while dry docked at the Hinckley Yacht Services yard in Portsmouth, Rhode Island USA.  The fire aboard the 30 meter super yacht Drinkability which was at the time of the fire in the boat repair area of the yard.  The fires then jumped to the neighbour 32 meter sail yacht.  Fire fighters ran quickly to the scene which took several hours to take off, and at its peak had seventy man fighting it.  A man was injured in burns during the fire, while the travel lift of the boat yard also sustained damage.
The thirty meter m/y Drinkability is an Ocean Alexander 100 launched 2017 in Taiwan, designed by Evan K Marshall and offering accommodation for eight guests in four cabins, and five crew in three cabins.  The Ocean Alexander 100 is powered by twin MTU 1970hp for a cruising speed of sixteen knots.  Drinkability was bought used by the current ownership in 2019, replacing the previous 2016 Marlow 88 Explorer of the same name.
The 32 meter super sail yacht in the fire which received extensive damage is Danneskjold a Southern Ocean 105 build 2009 in New Zealand to a design of Dixon.  Danneskjold was refitted in 2018.

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