September 2, 2022

Sunseeker Yacht Destroyed by Fire in Saint Mandrier

M/y Black Diamond a 28 meter Sunseeker super sport yacht went ablaze while berthed at the IMS shipyard in Saint Mandrier, on the early morning of Friday second September.  Explosions where heard at 0100 hours before the yacht went ablaze.  Forty fire fighters flighted the flames up till the early morning in order to avoid the fires from jumping onto other yachts and the yard facilities.  The yacht is now a wreck and mostly submerged, with only the hull remaining.  Black Diamond is reported as arriving at Saint Mandrier on the 28 August.  No one was reported injured in the accident.  
M/y Black Diamond is a 2010 Sunseeker Predator 92 Sport, powered with the large MTU 2400hp engines and surface drives option for speeds up to 42 knots.  Designed by Don Shead and presented in the fall of 2008 the Predator 92 Sport was Sunseeker first model to feature a mini sport bridge up top, a style which eventually the Poole based builder named the Sport Yacht range.  Sunseeker sold ten Predator 92 Sport replacing it with the larger 101 Sport Yacht in 2013.

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