30m Hargrave superyacht Limitless (ex. da Bubba), caught fire yesterday (Monday 6th March) off the coast of the Caribbean island of Virgin Gorda.
According to early, unknown reports, all guests and crew made it off the yacht unharmed, with quick reactions from the captain being praised for saving the day. These have since been reported to have come from the Virgin Islands Search and Rescue (VISAR), with VISAR representative Phil Aspinall explaining that the captain and crew are all safe.
He said, "The captain said everybody is off, but it isn’t known yet how many people were on board. The police are on their way to interview the captain and the crew. They got off [the vessel] on their own tender; they weren’t rescued although we went [to the scene]. They had already decided to abandon ship by that stage."
The U.S. Coast Guard was the one that informed local authorities about the incident.
One crewmember reported, “The captain had everyone off their centre console [tender] in just a couple minutes of first smoke.”
M/Y Limitless features exterior design by Ben Dodarell and interior style by Shelley Dicondina, accommodating nine guests across four cabins, as well as a crew of four.