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Superyacht worth £6m sinks in Torquay Harbour after setting on fire

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A superyacht estimated to be worth £6m has sunk after firefighters battled to extinguish a fire on the vessel while it was moored in a marina in south-west England. Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service (DSFRS) s...

Superyacht worth £6m goes up in flames in Torquay – video

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A large fire has broken out on an 85ft superyacht moored in a Torquay marina.Footage posted on social media showed the boat engulfed in flames and floating near Princess Pier. Emergency services have declared a major ...

Fears superyacht linked to Putin may be about to flee Italian shipyard

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Italian police are racing to identify the owner of a superyacht linked to Vladimir Putin amid concerns it may be about to flee a shipyard in Tuscany. The Scheherazade, said to be worth $700m (£528m), has been under in...

Superyacht seized with cocaine worth £160m to be sold at auction

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A superyacht seized from drug smugglers who were attempting to bring £160m worth of cocaine to the UK will be sold on behalf of the government in an online auction this week. Acting on a tipoff, Border Force and Natio...

US seeks to seize superyacht in Fiji believed to be owned by Russian oligarch

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The United States is seeking to seize a superyacht suspected of belonging to a Russian oligarch that is docked in the Pacific island nation of Fiji, a restraining order filed on Tuesday by Fiji’s director of public pr...

Roman Abramovich’s superyacht leaves Turkish port run by UK-listed firm

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Roman Abramovich’s $600m (£458m) superyacht Solaris has left a port in Turkey after the London-based company that operates the terminal which had been harbouring the oligarch’s yacht was pressed to act. Solaris, which...

Tory MPs lobby No 10 to let royal family use seized Russian superyacht

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A group of Tory MPs is lobbying Downing Street to consider commandeering one of the superyachts seized as part of the sanctions regime for use by the royal family. The idea has won favour with some senior figures in N...

Superyacht detained in London under Russia sanctions, says Shapps

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A superyacht has been detained in London as part of sanctions against Russia, the UK transport secretary, Grant Shapps, has announced. Officials boarded Phi, owned by a Russian businessman, in Canary Wharf, east Londo...

$75m superyacht belonging to Russian oligarch seized in Gibraltar

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A superyacht belonging to a sanctioned Russian oligarch has been seized in Gibraltar, becoming the latest vessel to be impounded by authorities. The $75m (£57m) Axioma belonging to billionaire Dmitry Pumpyansky – owne...

Rotterdam to partly dismantle historic bridge for Jeff Bezos’s superyacht

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A historic steel bridge in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam is to be partly dismantled to allow a superyacht built for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos to pass, local authorities have announced. Bezos’s gigantic, 430-millio...

Superyacht sales surge prompts fresh calls for curbs on their emissions

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The rising fortunes of the world’s billionaires during the pandemic helped fuel a record £5.3bn in superyacht sales last year, prompting calls for new curbs on their emissions. New figures reveal that 887 superyachts ...

Secret buyer nabs Microsoft grandee’s superyacht for £200m

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A vast “explorer class” superyacht built for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has been sold for almost £200m, and is now available to rent for anyone with about a £1m to drop for a week. Octopus was the world’s largest...

Superyacht towed through narrow canal in Netherlands – video

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A Dutch superyacht has completed its four day passage through a narrow canal while passing through to the North Sea for testing. At 94 metres long, it is the largest possible vessel which can pass through.Tom van Ooss...