August 13, 2023

Super Yacht Irmao Burns Down in Formentera

Motor yacht Irmao, a 27 meter super yacht with seventeen people onboard, five crew and twelve guests who was anchored off Formentera burned down and eventually was totalled and sank as a wreck, on 18:00 hours of Saturday twelfth August.  Irmao had a fire develop in the engine room, before it engulfed all the yacht, with it sinking at 21:00 hours near Punta de Sa Pedrera, in the North East of the Island.  The guests and crew where reportedly saved by nearby boats and yachts, with one of the crew members suffering minor burn and requiring hospital treatment.  The yacht was towed by the motor vessel Acrux, which came from Mallorca before it sank at Punta Sa Pedrera under tow.  
Irmao is reported as owned by professional poker player Diego Gomez Gonzalez and was offered for charter at 53,000 euros in this time of the year.  The yacht was reported last refitted in 2020.  Irmao burned just one year and one day to the anniversary of the 45 meter Aria SF, which was probably one of the most astonishing fires of 2023 being that the ISA Yachts 45m GT was just a couple months old.
Irmao previously named B3 is a 1995 build 96 delivered Astondoa 90 GLX, designed by Nuvolari Lenard for both exterior and interior, with five double guest suites, and two crew cabins, and was powered by twin Detroit 1800hp for a top speed up to 29 knots at launch, with current charter brochures quoting eighteen knots.  Two units where build of the 90 GLX, before the model evolved into the 95GLX in 1998, and selling ten units.  The 90 GLX was the first Nuvolari Lenard Astondoa collaboration which lasted over ten years, and created international success and recognition for both parties.

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