The £15million superyacht Tales crashed into other vessels in Portofino as it was trying to leave the marina

The 175ft British yacht Tales, was trying to leave Portofino marina when it accidentally crashed into a number of moored boats, causing damage to about six of them.

The superyacht, which is thought to cost about £15million and £200,000 a week to charter, was trying to reverse when it ploughed into the nearby vessel on Friday 16 June, causing thousands of pounds of damage.

There were eight passengers and 12 crews on the yacht when the accident happened on the Italian Riviera, but none have been reported injured.

It’s believed that Tales had issues with the reverse gear.

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A spokesperson for the harbour master at Portofino told the Sun On Sunday: “There was an incident with a British registered yacht called Tales. At the time there was a party of eight onboard, as well as 12 crew members.

“After it had raised its anchor and was on its way out the caption could not disengage the gears and it continued sailing backwards, hitting the boats.

“We have spoken too the captain and the crew and have also obtained CCTV footage of the incident. No-one was hurt and there was no environmental impact.”