The prestigious UK builder, Princess Yachts, has launched five new models this year, comprising both the smallest vessel it has built for over a decade as well as the largest the company has ever constructed. 2013 is also expected to be busy for the Plymouth-based manufacturer and the London boat show represents the beginning of this with an additional two new models making their international premieres at the event. Motor yacht Princess 82 and the Princess 52 yacht will be the central focus of a 10 boat display inside London’s ExCel which comprises show premieres for the Princess 56 and the new V62-S as well as a return for the ever popular V39 which was a star of the show at London last year.
Superyacht Princess 82 running - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
Princess 82 Motor Yacht
Elegant, powerful and incredibly spacious the new superyacht Princess 82 epitomises everything that is Princess from her sleek, dynamic exterior to her impeccably finished interior. As with all new Princess models, she has been developed and constructed using some of the most advanced technology available in the marine industry today and her uniquely designed deep-V hull is resin infused to ensure a highly capable and efficient performance that is both assured and rewarding.
Princess 82 yacht - side view Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
Extended window lines enhance her contemporary exterior styling to provide a profile that is sporting and sophisticated and provide exceptional views from the main deck saloon. The exterior space on board is plentiful with a large cockpit complete with teak table for alfresco dining, an intimate foredeck seating and sunbathing area for a more private escape and an incredible flybridge with additional dining, seating and sunbathing areas all serviced from a dedicated wet bar.
Luxury yacht Princess 82 - view from above Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
The interior of the luxury yacht Princess 82 is light, sophisticated and beautifully detailed with an intelligent use of space throughout. The main deck saloon is laid out in a style more commonly seen on much larger motor yachts with the ability to create a highly spacious yet extremely private entertaining space for the owners and their guests. Sumptuous low level furnishings provide an elegant yet relaxed saloon and a formal dining area is positioned forward, separated from the wheelhouse and highly specified galley to ensure guest privacy – especially important for those with the charter market in mind.
Princess 82 yacht - Saloon Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
The lower deck space is especially large for this size of yacht and guest accommodation comprises of four beautifully appointed en-suite cabins. A full beam owner’s suite and forward VIP are complemented by a twin cabin to port and a further double stateroom to starboard. Crew are accommodated in a twin en-suite cabin aft of the machinery space together with a utility area which can be specified as a second twin crew cabin if required.
The new 82 yacht will be another exceptional addition to the Princess range and promises to further strengthen the company as the builder of choice for the discerning motor yacht owner.
Princess 82 superyacht - Owner's Stateroom Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
Princess broke new ground when they launched the Princess 50 which has long been the benchmark for her class. Impeccable handling, blistering performance and exceptional space and comfort the model quickly became something of an iconic product for the Plymouth boat builder. So to replace this model is no small feat but the new Princess 52 yacht promises to be a craft that is definitely up to the challenge.
The new motor yacht Princess 52 has been designed and engineered by one of the largest and most experienced in-house development teams in the industry and created using some of the most advanced technology available in the marine industry today. Her unique hull is the latest design of the legendary Princess deep-V hull, with a variable geometry deadrise aft of the point of entry to provide a smoother transition to plane and widen the range of planing speeds to improve efficiency, particularly when cruising. The hull is also resin-infused to reduce weight and increase torsional stiffness, significantly improving performance with less power making her one of the most efficient yachts of her class.
Out on deck the spacious cockpit is fitted with a large teak dining table and generous seating providing the perfect place to relax in the shade offered by the extended flybridge above. A second alfresco dining table is situated on the flybridge which, with extensive seating, convertible sunbed and optional wetbar, is ideal for entertaining. Wide side decks and teak-laid steps ensure safe movement around the boat and an optional hydraulic raise/lower mechanism transforms the bathing platform into a submersible beach or operates as a simple and effective launch and recovery system for a tender.
Princess 52 yacht - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc
As one would expect from a Princess, the attention to detail and quality of finish throughout her interior is of the highest standard. Large windows fill the main deck with natural light and ensure wonderful views and excellent visibility for the lower helm. The galley is situated aft of the saloon creating a highly sociable atmosphere whether entertaining guests in the cockpit or around the large dining table inside.
The extra space created by positioning the galley on the main deck allows for three very spacious and beautifully appointed cabins below. The master stateroom is situated aft to make use of the full beam and features large hull windows either side to create an exceptionally light space and provide wonderful views. Both the master and the spacious forward guest cabin have generous en-suites and ample storage throughout. The optional aft cabin, with its own WC, incorporates a single bed for crew or occasional guests.
The new lxuury yacht Princess 52 is one of a long line of successful Princess flybridge models that have benefitted from five decades of experience and expertise in building some of the worlds finest motor yachts. Created by some of the most passionate designers, engineers and artisans Princess yachts don’t meet standards, they set new ones and the new Princess 52 is no exception. With her contemporary design, exceptional quality and exhilarating performance she is sure to continue this tradition and keep Princess leading the way.
Boats displayed at London:
Stand E250 – Princess 52, 56, 60 and 64 flybridge models, motor yacht Princess 72, superyacht Princess 82 and V Class models – V39, V52, V57 and V72.