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New 24m Maori 80 superyacht Mama-G sinks after fire

25 October 2021• Written by Miranda Blazeby

The brand new 24 metre Maori 80 superyacht named Mama-G has sunk after being consumed by fire off the coast of Sardinia.

Mama-G was the first hull in the Maori 80 series and attended the Cannes Yachting Festival in September following delivery. The yacht was underway for Porto Corallo at the time of the incident, according to BOAT Pro.

Local media reports that the fire took hold on Thursday, October 21, with the four crew on board issuing a Mayday alarm at 7.12pm.

The yacht was attended by the Olbia Coast Guard, which arrived to find all crew had evacuated the yacht on a life raft. Two units from the coast guard were unable to bring the blaze under control and the yacht sank just after midnight to a depth of 40 metres.

The Olbia Coast Guard returned the following day to control pollution and assess the recovery of the wreck.

Delivered in August 2021, the 24.20 metre yacht featured naval architecture and exterior design penned by Marco Ciampa .

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