A huge fire has significantly damaged two superyachts berthed at the marina Marmaris in Turkey.
The fire started at around 2.30am on Monday 4th January 2016, on board the 70m Lurssen superyacht, The One. It then spread to neighbouring Barbie, a 52m Al Jadaf superyacht.
A video from Yacht Marine Brokerage shows firefighters battling the blaze, which they reportedly did for over four hours in order to try and extinguish the flames. They also had to pump water off both superyachts in order to prevent them from sinking.
An investigation has been launched since the fire, in order to try and determine what caused the incident to occur. Other yachts moored at the marina were able to escape the fire.
Originally built by Lurssen in 1973, The One was first named ‘Carinthia VI’, and was the first major yacht designed by Jon Bannenberg. Considered to be one of the most beautiful superyachts, she was then renamed following a refit in 1993. Barbie was built in 2006 by Al Jadaf and designed by Romeo Design.
The full extent of the damage to both yachts has yet to be determined, but is expected to be devastating.