July 14, 2020

Out-News = Sport Yacht Fire in Gouvia Marina Corfu

A sport yacht of about sixteen meters in length caught fire in Gouvia Marina on the Greek island of Corfu, on the evening of thirteen July.  Fire fighters from both the pier and the sea tried to turn off and slow the fire, with moderate success.  The sixteen meter sport yacht eventually partially sank, and no injuries are reported from the fire since the boat is reported as unattended at the moment of the fire.  The sport yacht was later fully floated.
The sixteen meter sport yacht of the fire is a Prinz 54 Coupe, and is powered by twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives. The Prinz 54 Coupe offers a three double cabins interior layout.  Prinz was a Belgium brand which was founded in 2001 and had good success with its 31 to 40 models in open and fly version in the first decade of the second millennium.  The 54 Coupe was the largest model ever made by Prinz, and sold rather well as it was one of the first IPS propelled boats above fifteen meters in size when it launched in 2006. 
Update 27 July and thanks to reader Vedran, we can report that Prinz closed its doors in around 2008 and then a couple of years one of the employees in its Croatian factory bought the molds and re-branded the company as Pearlsea Yachts.  So if anyone is interested in any of the Prinz designs you can find a link to the Pearlsea Yachts website in the comments below. 

2 comments:

  1. Prinz was a Belgian brand but built in Croatia. They collapsed several years after they were founded, even before the crisis in 2008. But several years ago one of the employees bought the moulds and continued production as Pearlsea Yachts (www.pearlseayachts.com), where 54 can be found as a 56 Coupe nowadays, redesigned and improved, together with several smaller models.

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  2. Thank you for the information Vedran all very useful. William - PowerYacht

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