Watching someone's dreams, someone's tangible proof of accomplishment, completely go up in flames is always a Sad Thing. But that doesn't make it any less hypnotizing to watch, as the unstoppable onslaught of fiery destruction totally consumes this guy's yacht.

I would say "poor guy," but he's not exactly poor, what with his $24 million yacht. But I honestly do kind of feel bad for owner Larry Jodsass, the 79-year old former electrical engineer who watched his baby burn to the ground, according to the local San Diego NBC affiliate:

The owner of a $24 million yacht that caught fire in a Chula Vista boat yard Thursday said he cried when he saw online video of the vessel going up in flames.

"Am I angry? No. Anger is not the right word," said Larry Jodsass in a phone interview with NBC 7. "It was my toy, my wonderful, beautiful piece of equipment. I think it's the most beautiful boat that ever has been built."

Jodsass, 79, is a retired electrical engineer, entrepreneur and former chairman of a successful semiconductor company who now lives in Minnesota.

He said the news of his yacht catching fire at a dry dock was nothing short of devastating.


Kurt Roll, the guy who captured the fire with his remote-controlled drone camera, said that the fire only started 10-15 minutes earlier.

Damn fire, you scary. And also, quick.