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A 104-foot yacht was destroyed over the weekend after a fire aboard broke out while the vessel was heading into the Palm Beach inlet.

None of the seven crewmembers was injured, though three firefighters were hurt tackling the blaze, The Palm Beach Post reports.

The yacht, La Diva, was owned in 2008 by Palm Beach residents Christina and Bill Kallop, the newspaper reports. The Kallops also own the Honey Fitz, the former presidential yacht once owned by John F. Kennedy now undergoing restoration.

La Diva was heading into the Palm Beach Inlet when the fire broke out. The captain headed to a dock at Rybovich Marina and the crew evacuated. The boat's owner is a customer at the marina, assistant fire chief Carlos Cabrera told the newspaper.

"We cut a hole in the side of the hull and pumped in foam to smother the flames," said Cabrera.

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