Video: 47m superyacht Navis One destroyed by fire in Greece

Navis One Yacht

The 46.7-metre Gentech superyacht Navis One has sunk after catching fire in Greece, with 22 people safely evacuated.

The luxury charter yacht (pictured above before the blaze), which was delivered in 2014, caught fire while cruising in the Cyclades island group on Tuesday evening (9 October 2023), before sinking in the early hours of Wednesday.

Local media reports that witnesses watched the yacht’s stern ablaze around 8pm local time, with police arriving on the scene shortly after. By 9pm, flames had spread to the top two levels of the yacht, fanned by strong breezes.

The coastguard arrived before midnight, and the yacht was doused with water overnight before it began to list and eventually sink.

Witness reports observed large pieces of debris in the ocean near the accident site. According to local media, the yacht was carrying ten passengers and 12 crew, who were all safely evacuated to shore. No injuries have been reported.

According to charter listings, Navis One features exterior design by Uniellé Yacht Design, interior design by Ales Bratina and naval architecture by Meccano Engineering. The steel and aluminium yacht could accommodate up to 12 guests across five cabins, and a crew of 10.

The fire aboard Navis One is the latest in a number of recent yacht blazes. In September, AUS$10 million cruiser Andiamo — owned by the billionaire family of late winemaker Bob Oatley — was destroyed by flames in Sydney’s Woolwich Dock.

In August, 17 people were rescued from the luxury yacht Irmao, as the 88-foot vessel was engulfed in flames. The incident occurred off the beach of Es Cavall d’En Borràs in the Ses Salines Natural Park, Formentera.

The same month, two people cruising in Traverse Bay, Michigan, were forced to jump into the water after their boat burst into flames.

Images of Navis One fire courtesy @Sea_through_my_eyes / Instagram, via Marco Fritz (video) and Michelle Fritz/Fountaine (night blaze pictures).

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2 responses to “Video: 47m superyacht Navis One destroyed by fire in Greece”

  1. Lizr says:

    Can you please do an analysis of why we have a proliferation of yachts on fire? Is it insurance fraud or increased lithium battery use or what?

  2. Michelle Fritz/Fountaine says:

    Hello, I am the owner of the video taken of Navis One. Could you please re adjust your article to credit my husband Marco Fritz who filmed the video and myself Michelle Fritz/Fountaine who took the night blaze pictures. We both have a shared instagram account @Sea_though_my_eyes and would appreciate the credit since this other account @Izmir did not ask for permission.
    Kind regards.