August 28, 2021

Princess Sport Yacht Sinks in Cap de St. Tropez

A Princess sport yacht of about sixteen meters in length ended on the reef of Cap de St.Tropez on the morning of 28th August. The causes of the incident are unknown and not reported, as Cap de St. Tropez is fairly visible on the charts and during day light, though it seems that every couple of years someone ends up on it in one way or another.    
The Princess in this accident looks to be a V53 produced from 2006 till 2009, or the V56 evolution with extended bathing platform produced 2010 to 2011.  Designed as all Princess since the mid eighties by Bernard Olesinski the V53/56 offered there double cabins, master stateroom forward and two head layout.  It also offered a very spacious main deck layout, which was one of the best in the category of open sport yachts in the sixteen to seventeen meter size of that era.  The V53/56 eventually evolved to the V57 in 2012 with a midships cabin and even a better main deck layout with patio door, featuring a double dinette, inside and outside, which was at the time among the smallest sport yacht offering this.

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