Disastrous moment super yacht crashes into dock in the Caribbean
Mega yacht Go destroys Yacht Club dock after computer malfunctions
Moment 235ft superyacht worth £65m owned by Capri Sun tycoon crashes into dock in St Maarten
Moment 235ft superyacht worth £65m owned by Capri Sun billionaire crashes into dock in St Maarten after computer malfunction
This is the moment a £65million superyacht smashed into a luxury Caribbean yacht club’s pier, causing ‘very significant’ damage, after suffering a computer malfunctions
The 235ft-long turquoise-hulled vessel is owned by Capri Sun juice tycoon Hans Peter Wild, 79 – who is valued at £2billion, according to Forbes, but it is not yet clear whether he was on board at the time.
Footage shows the superyacht GO – which has a helipad, gym, steam room, swimming pool and its own hospital onboard – plough into a wooden jetty and concrete dock wall in Simpson Bay, St Maarten, on Wednesday.
In one video, an onlooker can be heard saying ‘oh my God’ over and over again. In another clip, a witness said: ‘It’s hitting concrete now. What’s going on?’
It is not yet known how much it could cost to repair the vessel or the dock, but a manager for the yacht club suggested repairs could take months.
The yacht’s captain was trying to leave the Simpson Bay Lagoon from its berth at Ile de Sol Marina at 10.15am on Wednesday when the crash happened.
Sint Maarten Yacht Club’s dock has been closed until further notice while the extent of the damage is assessed.