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New 45m superyacht Aria SF catches fire in Spain

The 45 metre ISA motor yacht Aria SF has caught fire off the coast of Formentera, Spain, during her maiden season in the Mediteranean. 

According to local news reports, the Spanish Coast Guard received a distress call at 5pm local time and sent two rescue boats to offer assistance to the vessel and its crew. 

Initial attempts to extinguish the flames were unsuccessful.

It is understood that the yacht’s seven crew members evacuated the vessel with no injuries reported.  

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 and left the shipyard only last month. She was the first hull in the ISA GT 45 series and was due to make her world debut at the Cannes Yachting Festival in September. 

Credit: Salvamento Marítimo

Once the flames have been put out, the yacht will be towed to Ibiza.

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