July 22, 2022

Pershing Super Sport Yacht Fire in Amalfi

A 27 meter Pershing super sport yacht titled Cinque with eight persons onboard went on fire on the morning of 22 July, near the Li Galli islets off the coast of Amalfi.  Some swimmers alerted the coast guard off the fire who came with a rib to safe the eight persons onboard; a British family with four children and two Italian crew, to safety.  The coast guard later dispatched a helicopter to turn off the fire, which succeeded in the operation temporally, and avoided the yacht from total sinking immediately, with it sinking later in the day.  Cinque was reported on charted duty at the time of the fire.  No persons where injured in the fire beside the shock of the accident.
Cinque is a Pershing 88 from 2000. Designed by Fulvio de Simoni the 88 was Pershing flagship at launch and changed how sport yachts above and below 24 meters look, creating a new standard copied over the years by the competition. Reaching speeds up to forty knots from twin MTU 2000hp engines with Arneson surface drives propulsion, and offering an interior with four double guest cabins, and two crew cabins, the Pershing 88 was produced from 2000 till 2005 in seventeen units and was replaced by the 90.

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