Two superyachts damaged in Fort Lauderdale fire

Written by Charl van Rooy

A fire that broke out during the early hours on Saturday morning at Universal Marine Centre in Fort Lauderdale caused severe damage to the two American-built superyachts Reflections and Lohengrin. No individuals were injured and investigations are underway to establish the cause of the fire and the full extent of the damage.

The fire was brought under control by the Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue and Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue later that morning with no additional damage caused to other surrounding vessels. Initial reports suggest the fire broke out on one of the affected yachts and quickly spread due to strong winds and their close proximity to one another. 

Reflections and Lohengrin were hauled out at Universal Marine Centre where they were undergoing maintenance work. The shipyard is located on Fort Lauderdale’s Marina Mile some 5 miles upstream on the New River from Bahia Mar. 

Built by Trinity Yachts in America and launched in 2006, the 49-metre motor yacht Lohengrin is the design work of Geoff van Aller and Scott Carpenter who is behind the interior that accommodates Lohengrin’s 10 overnight guests. The 32.6-metre Reflections was built by Christensen Shipyards in 1997.

Display image via WPLG Local 10

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