July 12, 2022

Sport Yacht Fire and Sinking in Bordighera

A sport yacht of seventeen meters titled Sounjarello with one captain onboard went ablaze on 1700 hours of twelve July, and about thirty minutes later sank in between Bordighera and Ospedaletti.  The yacht was only one mile into its journey leaving San Remo direction to the South of France, when a fire struck it.  Immediate the assistance of the San Remo Coast Guard, who took the fifty year old captain to safety and later to the San Remo hospital for fumes de-intoxication.  
Sounjarello is a Riviera 565 SUV model.  Released in 2013 and based on the 53 Flybridge hull, the 565 was the second in Riviera's SUV line up which debuted with the 445 in 2012 and today features seven models from 39 to 64 feet.  The Riviera 565 SUV offered a three double cabins interior including a full beam owners cabin and was powered by twin Volvo 700hp engines with IPS pod drives, giving her a thirty knots top speed.  Eleven 565 SUV have been build in a three year production run, with the model evolving into the 575 SUV in 2016.

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