August 5, 2023

Bayliner Cabin Cruiser Destroyed by Fire in Cardiff

An eight meter Bayliner cabin cruiser titled m/y Snow White with three persons onboard was destroyed by a fire which developed on 12:22 hours of Saturday fifth August at Pont Y Werin, Cardiff, Wales.  South Wales Fire and Rescue Service from Penarth and Cardiff Central stations responded to the fire.  CCTV of the marina shows the fire develop, with the boat exploding and developing a smoke, at this stage a man is seen jumping out and securing the boat to the pontoon.  Thirty seconds later two woman jump out of the boat and run down the quay, some half-a-minute later to this the flames are seen coming out of the deck with the boat totally destroyed at 14:03 hours.  No one was injured from the fire, with the cases of the blaze not being reported.  
The Bayliner in this fire is a late nineties produced 2855 Ciera Sunbridge.  Produced from 1991 to 2000 the 2855 Ciera Sunbridge came out as a replacement to the 2850, and was replaced by the 285 SB Cruiser in 2000.  A long production model, the 2850 featured modification to its cabin layout and soft styling update to its radar arch and windshield in 1993.

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