August 11, 2022

New ISA Super Yacht Burns Down in Formentera

M/Y Aria SF a new one month old ISA 45 meter super yacht burned down in Cala Soana, Formentera, near Ibiza on Thursday 11 August at about 1700 hours.  The super yacht had nine guests and seven crew at the time of the fire, with the Spanish coast guard sending immediately two rescue boats for assistance.  None of the guests where injured.  Initial attempts to control the fire where unsuccessful, with the super yacht remaining ablaze for more then 24 hours.  After the fire a salvage boat from Salvamento Maritimo was towing Aria SF, with the yacht located in Cap Martinet, when this operation was abandoned and the owner taking charge of the salvage, with the yacht sinking a day later on the fourteen August in twelve meters of depth.  The cause of the fire are not yet reported but neighboring boats reported of hearing explosions some minutes before they saw the yacht burning.
M/Y Aria SF is the first ISA Yachts GT 45m, ordered in 2019 and completed in June 2022, to a design by Enrico Gobbi with interior by Luca Dini. The first GT 45m had a ten guest cabin interior with seven crew in four cabins including of which is a captains cabin in the pilothouse, while power came from twin Cats 1300hp engines which gave her a top speed of sixteen knots, and a cruise of fourteen.  Owned by Italian car components businessman Paolo Scudieri the first GT 45 was planned to debut at the Cannes 2022 boat show.  A second GT 45 is currently under construction set for delivery in 2023.

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  1. Update on cause of fire. According to the unconcluded report the fire on Aria SF started from the Air-condition system, and not as previously rumoured by one of the PWC and or battery system. The report is not yet finalized, so if more news arrives we will update.