Fire crews meet on Auckland marina as fire engulfs yacht

Police might just stand back and look as fire destroyed a ten meter yacht south of Auckland yesterday. Fire crews from Papakura, Manurewa as well as the local Clevedon voluntary brigade were asked to be in the blaze at Wairoa River, near Clevedon – about thirty minutes from downtown Auckland – approximately at around 11.30 am.

Tony Smith, a local resident, was riding towards the region when he saw a huge smoke plume billowing from water. He told that he was amazed at how big the fire was – it was really going. It was well ablaze when he reached the spot and it might have been going for about half an hour before they got it out.

Very quickly, it was established that no one was on board and the police who came on the scene could just stand back. Mr Smith told that the firefighters, who were armed with a huge hose, stood on another vessel and attempted to doused the blaze as best they might. (more…)

Tower shaped yacht has 8 decks

Designed like a tower, a concept vessel that measures more than 60 meters in height and 162 feet in length, and has more than 3500 square meters of grand interior space for invitees, is now making the headlines. Aptly called Star, this private yacht carries a central cluster of 4 lifts that offer access through 8 decks.

With plenty space for sub-marine viewing deck and viewing platform at the top and a helipad, the yacht was made for thirty six overnight invitees but can hold more than two hundred people for parties as well as other events. (more…)