A mega-yacht and a sport fishing boat collided over the weekend off the coast of San Diego, injuring at least two and fatally injuring one. For reasons that are currently under investigation, around 8:00 pm on Friday night the 332-foot yacht, Attessa IV, crashed into the starboard side of the 65-foot Prowler, with 29 passengers aboard.
The Coast Guard responded to the scene and one passenger, 66 year old Richard Neff of San Clemente, was air-lifted to UC San Diego Medical Center where he died several hours later. According to the Medical Examiner’s office, Neff “fell some distance and struck his head.”
The Attessa IV, reportedly worth $250 million, is owned by 84-year-old billionaire Dennis Washington. He’s the 88th richest person in America, according to Forbes 2018 list, with a net worth of nearly $6 billion.