A 183-foot Benetti in the final stages of construction caught fire Tuesday morning at the builder’s yard in Livorno, Italy.
The fire likely was the result of of an electrical storm, the company said in a statement. No one was injured.
The company said the yacht was at the Morosini dock area when it caught fire.
The fire was “most probably caused by a massive storm full of lightning and electricity,” the company said, adding that the “exceptional weather condition” likely caused a strong electrical discharge/spike on board.