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Amazing VIP event hosted by Princess Yachts at Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

September 16, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014, saw the prominent UK luxury yacht builder, Princess Yachts, play a host to a VIP event on their stand at the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014. The event was organized by the shipyard in partnership with legendary lifestyle brand Purobeach, who provided live music as well as signature cocktails.

A VIP event hosted by Princess Yachts at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival

A VIP event hosted by Princess Yachts at the 2014 Cannes Yachting Festival

Set against the spectacular backdrop of nine Princess models, including the new motor yacht Princess S72 and mighty superyacht Princess 88, guests enjoyed a Moët & Chandon champagne reception late into the evening.

A VIP event hosted by Princess Yachts and Purobeach

A VIP event hosted by Princess Yachts and Purobeach

Spectacular VIP event hosted by Princess Yachts

Spectacular VIP event hosted by Princess Yachts

As the sun set over Cannes‘ Vieux Port, guests sipped cocktails and danced the night away to music provided by one of Purobeach’s renowned DJs, accompanied by world famous saxophonist, Florencio Cruz.

Princess Yachts’ exciting line-up of yachts at PSP Southampton Boat Show

September 12, 2014

An exciting fleet of 15 Princess yachts is ready to take a centre stage at the PSP Southampton Boat Show this year. Princess Yachts have announced that they will debut with three yachts alongside a fleet of Flybridge and V Class yachts.

Superyacht Princess 88 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Superyacht Princess 88 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

The Princess 68 yacht located on berth M517 promises to be ones of the most spectacular launches of the year. Offering an incredible mix of space, accommodation and performance this feature packed yacht is the most technologically advanced flybridge yet, from Princess.

Also on the marina the new Princess 60 will be making her debut. Now with incredible deep window lines, two flybridge layouts to complement the optional hardtop and exquisite detailing and finishes throughout – she is not to be missed.

Princess S72 Yacht - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Princess S72 Yacht - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Away from the marina, the Princess stand (E055) will be showcasing the new motor yacht S72, the first time this powerful Sportbridge yacht will have been seen at the show and forms part of a double European debut with another S72 yacht being shown at the Cannes Boat Show.

A near full line-up of Flybridge yachts including the Princess 98 Motor Yacht, Princess 88 Motor Yacht, Princess 82 Motor Yacht, Princess 72 Motor Yacht, Princess 52 and 43; will be completing the display. From the V Class range the V62-S, V57, V52, V48 and V39 will be located on the water and available to view throughout the show.

Sevenstar Yacht Transport – The transporter of choice for Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

September 04, 2014

The most prestigious UK motor yacht brands have chosen Sevenstar Yacht Transport to ship their yachts to the Cannes Yachting Festival 2014. No less than nine yachts varying in size from 52 to 88 feet, from four high-flying brands – Princess, Sunseeker, Fairline and Pearl – were shipped by the transport vessel Egmondgracht and reached the lovely French Riviera yacht charter destination – Cannes at the end of August, well in time for the boat show, which will kick off on September 9.

Luxury motor yachts aboard transport vessel Egmondgracht

Luxury motor yachts transported by Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Iain Smallridge, managing director of Pearl Motor Yachts stated, “The co-operation with Sevenstar Yacht Transport was again flawless and their timing for this sailing was spot-on. For quite some time now, Sevenstar has shipped every boat for us within Europe and it is a pleasure working with their team.  At Pearl Motor Yachts, we are making the final arrangements for the Cannes International Boat Show, where our much anticipated Pearl 65 will be launched. We are confident that she will be a great success!”

Roger Lipman, sales director of Princess Motor Yacht Sales said, ”It is great seeing our boats for the Cannes International Boat Show depart from Southampton with Sevenstar Yacht Transport. Their service has been impeccable again, with a sailing perfectly planned and on time as promised from Southampton for the Cannes International Boat Show, as we requested.”

The Cannes Yachting Festival is the first boat show in the Mediterranean of the season, running from 9th to 14th September. It brings together the key players in pleasure boating and international luxury yachting, from exhibitors showcasing their new vessels, products, services to visitors, yacht owners and future buyers.

Mike Herrebrugh, director of Sevenstar in the UK, commented, ”I am very pleased with the continued trust of our clients who enable us time and time again to carry out their shipping requirements. Of course, this would never be possible without our expert team of loadmasters, operational staff and agents worldwide.’’

Note: Article supplied by Yachting Pages

Princess Yachts to attend 2014 PSP Southampton Boat Show

August 20, 2014

Princess Yachts International has announced their participation in the upcoming PSP Southampton Boat Show 2014. The company will showcase an impressive number of 15 luxury vessels during the event, including the world debut of the all-new motor yacht Princess 68.

Rendering of the new motor yacht Princess 68

Rendering of the new motor yacht Princess 68 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

A majestic cruiser offering an incredible mix of space, accommodation and performance, the new Princess 68 yacht comes loaded with unique owner-focused features, including a private stairway for the stateroom, the ability to seat four or five people around the helm, a galley aft layout that delivers two full dining areas and a wonderfully social foredeck.

The most technologically advanced flybridge yacht yet from Princess, the Princess 68 yacht’s composite construction is comparable to that used in Formula 1 and delivers one of the highest levels of internal volume ever created by Princess for a given length. This four-cabin, 34 knot yacht also includes a vast deck saloon and a flybridge that will be the envy of many a 75ft vessel.

Luxury yacht Princess 68 will be on the marina, at Berth M517, and promises to be one of the most spectacular launches of the year.

Luxury yacht Princess 60

Luxury yacht Princess 60 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

New Princess 60

Along with the Princess 68, on the marina the new Princess 60 yacht will be making her International debut. The superstructure of the Princess 60 includes an incredibly deep window line offering stunning panoramic views from the saloon.

Two flybridge layout options are available; the standard layout features a huge aft seating area and a convertible seating-to-sunpad area forward. The second flybridge layout is designed to complement the optional hardtop, an increasingly popular feature, with a large seating area forward under the hardtop’s electric opening roof and an independent sunpad aft.

Beautiful joinery and exquisite details combine with the latest finishes and materials from the Princess Design Studio to create the ultimate three-cabin Flybridge yacht.

Superyacht Princess 88

Superyacht Princess 88 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

15 boats on display

Princess will also be exhibiting a near full range of models. From the Flybridge range, the Princess 43, 52, 56, Princess 72 Motor Yacht, 82 Motor Yacht, 88 Motor Yacht and 98 Motor Yacht will also be on show.

From the V Class range of Sport Yachts the multiple award-winning V39 will be shown in a new sunpad layout for the first time, along with the V48, V52, V57 and V62-S.

Away from the marina, the Princess stand (E055) will be showcasing the new Princess S72 yacht, the first time this powerful Sportbridge yacht will have been seen at the show and forms part of a double European debut with another S72 being shown at the Cannes Boat Show.

Princess S72 Yacht

Princess S72 Yacht - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

The S72 yacht delivers a new level of style and on-water attitude from Princess with her performance honed lines hiding a fabulous upper deck, the perfect place to drive this incredible craft at speeds of up to 38 knots. The lower helm offers a more refined place to pilot the boat, but a large carbon fibre sunroof still delivers plenty of on-water atmosphere. Add in three cabins, including a full beam stateroom, finished in an exclusive range of materials from the Princess Design Studio and the S72 is quite simply the most exciting motorboat design on the water today.

The Princess stand includes an owner’s lounge and a balcony overlooking what is one of the most spectacular on-water events in the world. They hope to see you there.

Below is a choice of the beautiful charter yachts built by Princess.

David King to step down as Chairman of Princess Yachts

August 07, 2014

Having been one of the original founders of the leading UK luxury yacht shipyard Princess Yachts in 1965, David King is to stand down as Chairman at the end of August. Citing his wish for new minds to lead the company forward, Mr King will remain a director and concentrate mainly on new yacht design as well as development, an area in which he has always been actively involved.

David King

David King

After a period of consultation, the Princess board of Directors has appointed Philippe Mellier as its new Chairman.

Mr  Mellier is the CEO of The De Beers Group, the world’s leading diamond company, and was previously the Executive Vice President at Alstom s.a., the world’s leading high-speed train producer. Prior to this, Mr Mellier worked in the automotive sector, holding senior and board-level positions within Ford, Renault and the Volvo Group. He brings to the role uniquely useful experience in high-quality, performance-focused product manufacturing, marketing and sales.

A French national, domiciled in the UK, Mr Mellier will continue as CEO of The De Beers Group and serve in a non-executive capacity at Princess.

Princess Yachts’ Managing Director, Chris Gates, said, “David King is and always will be a part of Princess. He has been a magnificent servant to this Company and the wider British boatbuilding industry. This change of roles will allow us to strengthen and grow the business while still benefiting from David’s unmatched experience and skill in designing the best motor yachts in the world. We look forward to welcoming Philippe into the Princess family and benefitting from the vast experience he brings from the luxury goods and high-performance manufacturing sectors.”

In a statement to the Princess workforce and wider family, David King said, “It has been an incredible journey since 1965. I could not have conceived of the growth and success we have achieved over the years, success that is entirely due to the wonderful people that work here and our Distributors around the world.”

“From our humble beginnings we have become a world-leading company respected across the international boatbuilding sector and one that enjoys secure ownership and management.”

“It has been my privilege and pleasure to work alongside you all and I look forward to working with you still, in my role focusing on product development.”

Video: Princess Yachts Australia at GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display 2014

August 06, 2014

From Thursday 31 July until Monday 4 August, Princess Yachts Australia attended the GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display, hosted by the Rose Bay Marina, a lovely Sydney yacht holiday destination. During the event, the company showcased seven of their latest models, including the striking Princess V72 yacht. Below is a video showing Princess Yachts Australia at the GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display 2014, published by Princess Yachts.

Princess Yachts to attend GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display

July 29, 2014

Luxury yacht enthusiasts and those with a penchant for the finer things in life are invited to get up close and personal with some of the most striking yachts in the world during the upcoming GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display. From Thursday 31 July until Monday 4 August, Princess Yachts Australia will be showcasing seven of their latest models, all to be displayed at Rose Bay Marina, a fantastic Sydney yacht holiday destination.

Princess V72 Yacht

Princess V72 Yacht to be displayed during GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display

The display line-up with feature seven yachts spanning the Princess range. The Princess 52 will represent the Flybridge range while the Princess V48, V52, V57 and Princess V72 yacht will be available for guests to explore.

General Manager of Princess Sales, Hugh Simson says: “We look forward to welcoming Sydneysiders and visitors alike to Rose Bay Marina to see firsthand what makes a Princess Yacht truly one of a kind.

Australia has an inherent love of boating and one of the largest recreational boating populations in the world. Over the past few years we have seen this love evolve into a more sophisticated manner which in turn, has created a demand for luxury motor yachts for which Princess is a market leader”.

There is no admission fee to the GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display which is open to the general public from 9am over the five-day period. As well as showcasing seven Princess yachts, visitors can also view an Aston Martin Volante and Rolls Royce Wraith floating on pontoons as well as the ultimate diamond experience by Bunda.

Event details:

GTIM Luxury Lifestyle Display

Rose Bay Marina

594 New South Head Road

Rose Bay, Sydney

Thursday 31 July – Monday 4 August 2014.

Opening hours: 9am – 5pm

Admission: Free

Below is a choice of the lovely charter yachts built by Princess:

Luxury motor yachts to be displayed by Princess Yachts International at Cannes Yachting Festival 2014

July 21, 2014

Set to run from September 8 to 14, this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival will feature three show debuts by Princess Yachts International.  The company will be heading to the glamorous Mediterranean yacht charter destination – Cannes with an amazing fleet, including the European debuts of the sensational motor yacht S72, as well as the spectacular superyacht Princess 88.

Princess luxury yacht S72

Princess luxury yacht S72

Also on show will be luxury yacht Princess 82 and 88 Motor Yacht, the 52 and 56 flybridge yachts and the V57 and V48 Open sports yachts, with the award-winning Princess 43 making its show debut along with a new version of the all-conquering V39, sporting an optional extended sunpad layout in the cockpit.

All of these boats will be found at the Princess stand – Jetee 002, in the heart of the Mediterranean’s most vibrant and sophisticated show. The Princess stand itself will stretch over some 55m (180ft) of harbour waterfront with public viewing areas and a dedicated customer lounge.

Boats on show

Having made its world debut in Miami earlier this year, the S72 will make her official European debut at Cannes. This Sportbridge yacht, the first model from the S Class range, delivers a new level of style and on-water attitude from Princess with its performance honed lines hiding a fabulous upper deck, the perfect place to drive this incredible craft at speeds of up to 38 knots. On deck you have a tender garage, hydraulic platform, sunpad, a cockpit complete with surround seating and a full wetbar plus a private foredeck seating area.

Motor yacht S72 - Owners Stateroom

Motor yacht S72 - Owners Stateroom

As with all Princess models, glass is put to incredible use on the S72 yacht with stunning wraparound screens for the deck saloon and angled hull-side windows for the stateroom, while all three guest cabins enjoy exceptional natural light and the best views imaginable.

The S Class interior has been uniquely created by the Princess Design Studio, with bespoke contemporary furniture and textured silk panelling mixing with polished steel and Macassar Ebony. This Sportbridge yacht’s British heritage is always present, retained through classically toned leathers, cabinetry and herringbone linings.

The flagship of the Princess flybridge fleet, the Princess 88 Motor Yacht will be making its Cannes debut. This serious long-range yacht offers an efficient cruising range of over 1500 nautical miles at 10 knots while also having the power to push up to the high twenties when its twin V12 diesel engines are called into action.

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Luxury motor yacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Onboard, the Princess 88 superyacht delivers four sumptuous en suite cabins including a stateroom with huge hull-side windows for the most sensational seascape views whether running or at rest. The one-level deck saloon and dining area comes with an optional balcony, reaching out over the water whilst opening up the interior to the full emotion of the sea, and all at the touch of a button. The cockpit includes a wraparound seating area and wetbar while at the foredeck you have another more private seating and sunbathing area, the perfect retreat when in harbour or a sensational vantage point at sea.

A full four-man crew quarters and mess area is found at the stern of the 88 yacht where a hydraulic bathing platform will lower a tender or your friends into the sea.

Luxury yacht Princess 88 - Saloon

Luxury yacht Princess 88 - Saloon

With so much on offer and so many wonderful choices to make, the Princess Design Studio offers a personal and complimentary consultation on all models from the 88 Motor Yacht and above. This includes full personalisation of the interior as well as numerous on-deck options with one of the design team, with access to exclusive furnishings from fashion houses including Fendi Casa.

The Princess 43 yacht is the entry-level flybridge from Princess that delivers superyacht levels of engineering and finish. From its sublimely smooth 30 knot ride quality to its incredible on-deck sophistication and interior luxury, the award-winning 43 is hailed as the finest entry-level flybridge on the market today. Two double cabins, both en suite and with full shower cubicles allow the 43 to sleep up to six people. The saloon, lit by huge one-piece windows and warmed by rich cabinetry, offers an unmatched level of luxury and space with deep, low level seating and a vast array of finish options, so you can realise your ultimate boating dream.

Joining the 43 will be Princess iconic yacht V39. A proven performer and multiple award-winner the world over, this market leading sports yacht now comes with the option of a full aft sunpad. The new design retains the same level of seating and stowage as the standard model but adding a full 6ft long (1.8m) sunpad, with a sliding backrest allowing you to alternate between seat and sunpad. The area is finished with a teak top and the upholstery can be removed and stowed in the locker below.

Delivery of new Princess 40M motor yacht SOLARIS

July 21, 2014

The all-new 40-metre motor yacht SOLARIS has been recently delivered by the prominent British shipyard, Princess Yachts. Available for rent in such popular Mediterranean yacht charter locations as Italy, Monaco, Croatia and Corsica, Princess 40M charter yacht SOLARIS can comfortably sleep her guests in the stylish contemporary interiors, beautifully designed by Mark Berryman.

Yacht SOLARIS - Main

Yacht SOLARIS - Main

Princess 40M luxury yacht SOLARIS offers elegant and comfortable accommodation to up to 12 charter guests in 6 generous en-suite cabins. These include a full-beam master suite, which can be found on the bridge deck, as well as a full-beam VIP cabin, which is positioned forward of the salon. This superb vessel also hosts additional 4 guest cabins and a full-beam gym, situated below decks.

Yacht SOLARIS - Deck Looking Aft

Yacht SOLARIS - Deck Looking Aft

The main deck of super yacht SOLARIS provides a shaded entertaining and seating area, followed by an extended swim platform, complete with a garage full of amazing water toys. There is also a generous sundeck, fitted with a retractable roof top, alfresco dining, sun pads, chaise lounges, wet bar and deluxe Spa Pool tub.

Yacht SOLARIS - Salon

Yacht SOLARIS - Salon

Luxury charter yacht SOLARIS is run by twin powerful MTU 2895hp diesels, reaching a top speed of 19 knots and a cruising speed of 16 knots. In addition, she is fitted with zero speed hydraulic fin stabilizers for optimum comfort.

Princess Yachts announces double European debut for motor yacht S72 at Cannes and Southampton Boat Shows

July 18, 2014

Following her successful world launch at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show earlier this year, the new motor yacht S72 by Princess Yachts International will be showcased at both the Cannes Yachting Festival as well as the Southampton Boat Show this September. It will be a double European premiere for Princess S72 yacht, and one that will provide show visitors with the opportunity to see this superb vessel in the flesh.

Princess S72 Yacht - aft view - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Princess S72 Yacht - aft view - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

The powerful Princess S72 yacht, the first model from the S Class range, delivers a new level of style and on-water attitude from Princess with its performance honed lines hiding a fabulous upper deck, the perfect place to drive this incredible craft at speeds of up to 38 knots. The lower helm offers a more refined place to pilot the boat, but a large opening carbon fibre sunroof still delivers plenty of on-water atmosphere.

On deck you have a tender garage, hydraulic platform, sunpad, a high-specification cockpit complete with surround seating and a full wet bar plus a private foredeck seating area.

Princess S72 Yacht - Interior

Princess S72 Yacht - Interior - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

As with all Princess models, glass is put to incredible use on the luxury yacht S72 with stunning wraparound screens for the deck saloon and angled hull-side windows for the stateroom, with all three guest cabins enjoying exceptional natural light and exquisite detailing.

Both boat shows will show off the latest Princess interior styling from the Princess Creative Design Studio with bespoke contemporary furniture and textured silk panelling mixing with polished steel and Macassar Ebony. But this British Sportsbridge yacht’s heritage is always present, retained through classically toned leathers, cabinetry and herringbone linings.

Luxury yacht S72 - Cabin

Luxury yacht S72 - Cabin - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Below is a choice of the exquisite charter yachts built by Princess Yachts.