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The yachting year in review: 12 key news stories from 2016

The yachting year in review: 12 key news stories from 2016

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The One and Barbie catch fire

With 2016 drawing to a close, we’ve been taking a look back at the most notable superyacht stories to break this year, from devastating disasters to major launches that made the world sit up and take notice.

Our month-by-month breakdown starts in January with the terrible news that two superyachts were badly damaged by a fire in Marmaris. The blaze started on board the 70.68 metre Lürssen yacht The One at around 2am local time on January 4 before spreading to the 52 metre Al Jadaf superyacht Barbie, which was moored alongside. Insurers Hiscox later paid out $20 million to the owner of Barbie, but the status of The One is still unknown.

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