Sunseeker on fire in Poole

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The poor almost owner was in the UK to collect the boat and watched the whole thing happen.

Would he be the owner or soon to be owner? Stage payments on big boats like this, so who's boat is it. Even JFM seemed to have a wobbly moment when he disappeared to sort his insurance really quickly at one point in the latter stages of his epic build, but I presume the point where the risk changes to the owner is defined?
 

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Would he be the owner or soon to be owner? Stage payments on big boats like this, so who's boat is it. Even JFM seemed to have a wobbly moment when he disappeared to sort his insurance really quickly at one point in the latter stages of his epic build, but I presume the point where the risk changes to the owner is defined?

There seems to be lots of different storys on this, The Telegraph say he had taken it there for some work to be done? this would indicate he already owns the boat and should already have insurance.
 

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is there a major jealousy thing going on

With UK living standards for the great majority of people continuing to fall I think we need to get used to this. A new "luxury goods" VAT rate? A "green" tax on mobos? I remember a Swedish sailor saying he personally tried to keep his mobo as modest and low key as possible to avoid becoming a target for resentment.
 

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A large Sunseeker on the hard at their yard at Poole Quay is currently well alight. Looking at it from Parkstone the flames are 30-40 feet high. Not sure which boat it is but is must have been totally destroyed. Poole lifeboat are towing another Sunseeker to safety from the immediate proximity of the fire.

Without prejudice re this case - it is a sign of our streightened times that motorboats are "going up in flames" with a corresponding rise in insurance assesor hirings and assesments per se.
 

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Investigations Still going On!

The Mail reports that investigators think it's either an electrical fault or lightning strike surely lightning would have struck the highest structure in the vicinity.
 

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The investigators are looking at either electrical fault or lightning - doubt its lightning !
 
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Without prejudice re this case - it is a sign of our streightened times that motorboats are "going up in flames" with a corresponding rise in insurance assesor hirings and assesments per se.

Yeah, odd that?
 

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On the contrary, GRP would be a great insulator and any static build up due to new furnishings like carpets, fittings, electronics, polishing etc would have nowhere to discharge to. Thus a high concentration of charged particles could well have been built up awaiting a path to freedom! Most tall buildings in the vicinity would have been grounded or equipped with lightening conductors. Trees get hit frequently in storms and wood is an insulator. A boat sat on the quayside would I'd have thought, have made an excellent target? :(
 

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On the contrary, GRP would be a great insulator and any static build up due to new furnishings like carpets, fittings, electronics, polishing etc would have nowhere to discharge to. Thus a high concentration of charged particles could well have been built up awaiting a path to freedom! Most tall buildings in the vicinity would have been grounded or equipped with lightening conductors. Trees get hit frequently in storms and wood is an insulator. A boat sat on the quayside would I'd have thought, have made an excellent target? :(

Quite right. Most people don't understand that lightning conductors aren't there to conduct lightning, but to earth the tall bit thus making it the same potential as, and therefore no more likely to be stuck than, the area of grass alongside it.
 

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What a shame the fire did not destroy ( without personal injury ) the old Poole / Hamworthy lifting bridge. That would have solved the problems the thousand or so mobos and raggies berthed at Cobbs Quay and Davies boat yard will face next year once the second lifting bridges , The Twin Sails Bridge, becomes operational.
 
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