Princess V55

55,000.00 (Approx £48,964.18) Under-Offer
  • Boat REF#  ·  275723
  • Length  ·  17.00m
  • Year  ·  1999
  • Construction  ·  GRP
  • Underwater profile  ·  Full-Displacement
  • Sleeping berths  ·  6
  • Engine  ·  2 x diesel 680hp, Cat (1999)
  • Lying  ·  Sint Maarten/St Martin
Boatshed St Maarten
Boatshed St Maarten
Craig Nicholls

Extra Details

Builder Marine Projects Ltd
Lying Sint Maarten/St Martin
Fuel capacity 1,000.0 ltr (220.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Water capacity 400.0 ltr (88.0 USG) Total - 2 Tanks
Holding tank capacity 200.0 ltr (44.0 USG) Total - 1 Tanks


Engine 2 x diesel 680hp
Engine make and model Cat (1999)
Engine Hours engine1= 1400
engine2= 1400
Engine Cooled Indirect
Steering wheel
Drive shaft
Fuel consumption (approx) Not Recorded
Engine spares


Length 17.00m
Beam 4.60m
Draft Min 1.10m
Draft Max 1.50m
Airdraft 3.38m
Displacement 20,020kg (44,144.1lbs)
Storage Ashore

Electrical Systems

24 volt, 6 batteries charged by: engine, solar panels, shore power, generator


Construction GRP
Underwater profile Full-Displacement
Finish Gelcoat finish


Total # of berths 6
No. of double berths 3
Air conditioning 1 Air conditioning Units
Heads 2 heads (Electric)

2 burner propane Stove


Air conditioning
Pressurised water system
Hot water system
Fresh water wash
Cockpit shower

2 burner propane Stove

Deck Gear

Cockpit Enclosure
Bow Thruster

Electric windlass
1 anchors
50.00m of chain

Nav Equipment

Some deck electronic instruments are missing but below deck components are in place (e.g. Autopilot).

Safety Equipment

Life jackets

5 bilge pumps (1 manual / 5 electric)

Broker's Comments

These boat details are subject to contract.
Note: Offers on the asking price may be considered.

The boat is currently being stored in a boatyard here in St Maarten. Below is a list of material issues that have been disclosed by the current owner, supplemented with my observations when I viewed the boat and took the photos (Oct 23/2020). Note: This information has not been independently verified by a licensed surveyor.

On the positive side...
* The Bow Thruster is new
* The bimini is brand new
* Solar Panels are new
* Most of the headliner in the saloon is new
* Bilge areas are all clean. I did not see any evidence oil, fuel or other fluids
* Electrical system, plumbing, etc are in all working order
* Engines are operational and sound fine - no pings or other abnormal noises.

Material issues needing attention...
* The Starboard gearbox is non-functional and needs to be replaced
* The electric motor on the windlass needs to be replaced (just the motor, the rest of the windlass gear is fully functional)
* The original chartplotter/gps is missing
* The Autopilot control unit at the helm is missing. The lower unit and control linkages are all present and functional.
* The teak deck shows some wear in the cockpit in keeping with the age of the boat
* Interior floors are in fair condition but several of the access panels have been replaced with marine ply (There are two interior videos on the listing where you can see this)
* Needs bottom paint/antifouling
* On port bow, well above the waterline, there was some impact damage which caused a hole perhaps 6-8 inches round. It has been professionally repaired but needs some additional cosmetic work on the finish
* The gelcoat on the top of the radar arch shows some cracking/sun damage

There is some work to be done for sure but in my honest opinion, the boat is quite reasonably priced for it's age and condition. It is currently operational (notwithstanding the gearbox issue). If you have not done so already, I highly suggest reviewing the photos and video that accompany the listing.

Non-functioning Gearbox is a Twin Disk MG5090A, 1.73 Ratio. There is a local CAT dealership on island who can source a replacement gearbox or remove and inspect the current gearbox to determine if it can be repaired cost-effectively.

This Princess V55 has been personally photographed and viewed by Craig Nicholls of Boatshed St Maarten. Click here for contact details.

Owners FAQ's

How long have you owned the boat for?

3 years

Why are you selling her?

Moving on to other projects

Where have you sailed her?

St Maarten, St Barths, Anguilla

The particulars herein are intended to give a fair description of the vessel but are not guaranteed as accurate. They shall not form part of any offer or contract for the sale of the vessel. The prospective purchaser is recommended to independently check the particulars. The vendor is not selling in the course of a business unless otherwise stated. Personal property is excluded from the sale of the vessel unless specifically included in the listing specifications above or in a Purchase Contract. Personal property may be equipment or gear not permanently attached to the vessel including but not limited to: artwork, entertainment equipment, fishing equipment, TV receivers, recreational equipment, kayaks, tools, and personal appliances. Photos that may incidentally depict owners' personal property do not convey that such items are included in the sale of the vessel unless specifically listed herein.

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