Drinkability and Danneskjold engulfed in shipyard fire at Hinckley Yachts in Portsmouth, RI

Local news coverage reported that a Portsmouth shipyard fire had broken out and engulfed two superyachts on Friday morning. The yachts are reported to be the 32-metre Southern Ocean sailing yacht Danneskjold, and the 30.53-metre Ocean Alexander Drinkability. Drinkability and Danneskjold yachts in Portsmouth shipyard firePhoto: WPRIHinckley Yachts shipyard fire in PortsmouthPhoto: WCVB BostonThe fire broke out at Hinckley Yachts. According to local specialists, the blaze erupted when workers were making repairs to the hull of a superyacht, cutting out a section of the hull and working with flammable resin.


Drinkability, the motor yacht, is said to have been completely destroyed by the event, while Danneskjold has been very severely damaged.  One of the workers was injured in the event and taken to hospital by the Navy paramedics who arrived at the scene.St. Barths Bucket 2018 Day 3 Photo: Breed MediaRick Ursch, an eye witness, reported seeing Drinkability catch alight while on a travel lift, the fire then spreading to Danneskjold which was situated next door. Fire crews worked hard to control the blaze as the yachts were situated directly next to a smaller shed full of highly flammable vintage yachts, fortunately, they got it under control before it could spread.

Drinkability and Danneskjold yachts in Portsmouth shipyard firePhoto: Denison SuperyachtsHinckley Yachts shipyard fire in PortsmouthPhoto: WCVB BostonThe Department of Environmental Management was on the scene because of concerns around the air quality as the powerboat was made of fibreglass. Danneskjold was only sold in November, it is quite likely that she was at the shipyard for a short refit period before setting sail with her new owners in the Spring.