June 20, 2024

Yacht Sinks After Running Aground in Vilano Inlet

A seventeen meter down east inspired lobster yacht with two persons onboard, partly sank after it ended aground following water ingress in rough seas at Vilano Inlet, St. Johns County, Florida at about 15:15 of Wednesday nineteen June.  A St. Johns County Marine Rescue crew member noticed the yacht in distress, with the two persons onboard making a mayday call and then putting their life jackets.  At this stage the two persons ended in the water pulled into the seas by the rough conditions, with St. Johns County Fire Rescue rescuing them about two hundred meters away from the yacht position.  After this the boaters where taken to Vilano Boat Ramp but both declined further medical treatment.  A salvage operation to save the seventeen meter yacht is currently being organized.
The traditional yacht in this sinking is a Palm Beach Motor Yachts PB55 model as designed by Mike Richards and debuting in 2012 and still in production today.  Founded in 1995 Palm Beach Motor Yachts has grown in popularity in the last fifteen years, for its combination of high tech construction and ageless classic inspired looks with modern amenities.

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