By Dorie Cox
A 74-foot Sunseeker yacht caught fire and burned at Marina Mile Yachting Center in Fort Lauderdale this afternoon (July 26), according to David Hole, general manager.
“Important thing is, nobody was hurt,” David Hole said by phone.
The vessel had been hauled out and was on the hard in the yard located directly west of I-95 on the New River. The fire burned quickly and was extinguished by the local fire department.
“We have no idea what caused it,” Hole said. “It was so quick. It’s fiberglass, there’s no trying to fight it. The fire department did an incredible, a fantastic job.”
Yacht fires are a real threat, Hole said, and to be prepared, the staff at Marina Mile often train on how to let fire and police vehicles into and out of the yard quickly.
“Both police and fire were level-headed, it was a difficult fire,” he said. “People reached out to see if they could assist, such as tow companies and I would like to thank them.”
The cause of the fire is under investigation.