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Yacht Fire - Hinckley Yacht Services Portsmouth RI

Discussion in 'General Yachting Discussion' started by Cruz, Dec 10, 2021.

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Member

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    Some unconfirmed info trickling in...

    Believed to be a 120' MY (possibly owned by an Anheuser Busch family member) and 105' SY. Workers reportedly using highly flammable products on a hull repair. One worker reportedly seriously injured.
  2. Riknpat

    Riknpat Senior Member

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    Reports that firefighters, realizing boats involved were a loss, concentrated on stopping fire from spreading to an adjacent building containing vintage yachts at which they were successful limiting the scale of the disaster.
  3. DOCKMASTER

    DOCKMASTER Senior Member

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    Others boats in that yard are likely in a bad spot now given the Lift is destroyed. Hope the yard has another one.
  4. Boatbuilder

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    The only worse than a fire on land, is a fire at sea.
  5. Soulstice

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    I believe worst case scenario, the marina right next door (New England Boatworks) has several travel lifts and a crane that can go over the road to Hinckley, if they are friendly neighbors. Although I also did hear that Safe Harbor just recently bought this Hinckley yard (not the boat company) and is expanding NEB to have that additional yard.