Electrical fire damages yacht at dock

Posted July 31 2005


A $6.8 million yacht docked at the 3200 block of State Road 84 caught on fire Saturday due to a short in electrical wiring, according to Davie Fire Capt. Brian Nolte.

The blaze on the Fortunata was contained in the rear of the boat, Nolte said, but required about 50 firefighters to fight.

One firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation, Nolte said, and the 94-foot boat suffered mainly smoke damage.