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.
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.
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.
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.
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.