New 45m ISA superyacht Aria SF catches fire in Spain

The new 45-metre (147-foot) ISA motor yacht, known as Aria SF, has caught fire off the coast of Formentera in Spain during her maiden season in the Mediterranean.

According to local news reports, the Spanish Coast Guard received a distress call at 5pm local time and dispatched two rescue boats to offer assistance to the vessel and its crew. Initial attempts to extinguish the flames were unsuccessful.

ISA Yachts' Aria SF on fire in the Mediterranean. Credit: Twitter/@Niporwifi

It has been reported that that the yacht's nine guests and seven crewmembers evacuated the vessel with no injuries. The cause of the fire is not yet known as rescue crews continue efforts to extinguish the flames.

Aria SF was sold in March 2019 as the first hull in a new GT45 series of superyachts by Italian shipyard ISA Yachts. The superyacht left the shipyard only last month and was due to make her world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September.


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Source: BOAT International


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