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An appeal by St. Tropez lifeboat staff for contributions to replace their ageing vessel has fallen on deaf ears among the rich owners of luxury yachts in the fashionable French Riviera port, prompting the station's head to angrily comment that, 'Its great to shower young ladies with a bottle of 50,000-euro Cristal champagne, but they could be a more restrained and help us a little more'.
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