Reports have surfaced that 37m Fusion, built by Peri Yachts in 2012, was captured on camera taking in water near Ibiza yesterday. Eight guests were reportedly on board at the time of the incident.
According to sources, the vessel was taking in water from the stern, although the crew managed to take swift action to ensure the vessel remained afloat.
A life raft has reportedly been deployed by crew and a safety boat sent out. A local source has said that the situation is now under control, although work to keep the yacht afloat and resolve the problem remains underway in the bay.
The hydraulic door located aft of the yacht – that doubles as a swimming platform when opened – has been reported as the source of the problem. Water apparently flooded the garage through the open door and caused extensive damage to Fusion, as water reached her main deck.
Fusion was built with a GRP hull and superstructure, has a beam of 8 meters, and a gross tonnage of 280gt. Powered by twin MTU engines providing her with a cruising speed of 21 knots, she was designed by Scaro Design and classified by RINA.