Benetti superyacht sinks on way to Fort Lauderdale

It has been reported that the Benetti-built 35m superyacht Camarina Royale has sank, 70 miles off Cuba. The incident happened in the early hours of January 31st, as the yacht was making her way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida after a winter season in the Virgin Islands.

A fire broke out in the engine room as the result of a yet-undetermined mechanical failure. Crew responded immediately, but despite best efforts, the yacht was soon overcome with flames. After a call for assistance, Norwegian LPG tanker Clipper Venus was the first to respond, followed shortly after by the U.S. Coast Guard.

In total, six crew and the captain were on board when the incident occurred. They were all returned to safety.

Built in 2001, Camarina Royale is the eighth hull in Benetti’s Classic 35 series. She features exterior design from Stefano Righini Design, and the interior of the yacht was designed by a collaboration between Zuretti Interior Design and Argonautica Yacht Interiors.

For more information, visit Benetti.

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