Princess Brief

Princess Luxury Yacht Charter & Superyacht News

Video: Princess Yachts South China at 2014 China Rendez-Vous

April 18, 2014

The prominent British shipyard, Princess Yachts, has released a video from the 2014 China Rendez-Vous. Three luxury vessels made their debut in China during the event: superyacht Princess 32M, luxury yacht Princess 98, as well as motor yacht Princess 82. Below is a video showing Princess Yachts South China at the recently concluded China Rendez-Vous:

This year’s China Rendez-Vous the best ever for Princess Yachts

April 18, 2014

An amazing Princess display of luxury vessels, comprising three premieres, helped make this year’s China Rendez-Vous the best yet. Superyacht Princess 32M, luxury yacht Princess 98, as well as motor yacht Princess 82, all made their premiere in China, giving visitors the ultimate experience in British boating heritage and designer luxury.

Princess Yachts at the 2014 China Rendez-Vous

Princess Yachts at the 2014 China Rendez-Vous

The powerful trio came complete with designer interiors from Fendi Casa and Missoni Home. The 32M and the 98 Motor Yacht were styled with signature Fendi interiors. Luxury superyacht Princess 32M featured hand-stitched Selleria upholstery and bespoke furniture including an extra-long Fendi dining table in Macassar Ebony. The 98 Motor Yacht was adorned with the design house’s signature Albert sofa and Fendi Casa carpets throughout the lower deck.

The elegant Princess 82 yacht was shown with a custom Missoni interior. All three yachts were given an extra layer of design flair with iconic Louis Vuitton vintage luggage being showcased on board.

Princess Yachts in Hainan, China

Princess Yachts in Hainan, China

For the opening day of the show, Princess Yachts South China held a launch party with Executive Chairman Eddie Law and Will Green, Princess Yachts International’s Sales Director officially unveiling the yachts to the Chinese press.

The Princess Yachts South China team welcomed clients throughout the show and the three yacht line-up proved to be a show-stopper. The 32M, 98 and 82 yachts will now continue on their tour of Asia moving on to Hong Kong, Macau and Nansha.

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

A highly successful Singapore Yacht Show 2014

April 17, 2014

The last day of this year’s Singapore Yacht Show saw an amazingly successful event, attended by satisfied exhibitors, celebrating more high-quality visitors as well as more leads than ever before, with plenty of reported sales.

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 @Michael Denker @YachtsXL

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 @Michael Denker @YachtsXL

Around 14,000 public and trade visitors from all over Asia attended the event, which featured a total of 96 watercraft, from jet skis and tenders to luxury motorboats and elegant super yachts, covering a total area some 50% bigger than last year’s show.

Managing director of organisers Singapore Yacht Events, Andy Treadwell, said, “These numbers clearly demonstrate that people in this region are increasingly enthusiastic about boating. The feedback we have had from our exhibitors and sponsors shows that everybody now sees the Singapore Yacht Show as Asia’s number one event for the global yachting industry.”

Brokers, builders, marine industry brands and lifestyle exhibitors alike all reported having a truly excellent show with impressive numbers of highly qualified visitors expressing serious interest.

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 from above

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 from above@Michael Denker @YachtsXL

Charlie Birkett, CEO of first-time exhibitors Y.CO, which jointly represented the 67m S/Y Vertigo, told SuperyachtNews he was very pleased with the interest they had received over the event. “This show is fantastic and we are very happy to be here. We’ve seen a lot of people who have shown interest in S/Y Vertigo, the star of the show, which we are presenting here for charter. We take this region really seriously.” Birkett said.

Mike Simpson, CEO of Simpson Marine, Asia’s largest and longest-established yacht broker and dealer, agreed: “The sun has been shining on a fantastic show that is packed with boats. It’s very interesting to see how the show has developed over the last few years since it was started. We see this as the key show for the region.”

Last day of SYS 2014

Last day of SYS 2014@Michael Denker @YachtsXL

Many of the biggest and best-known yacht builders in the world were in attendance. Michael Breman, Sales Director of Lürssen Yachts, builder of M/Y Azzam, at 180m the world’s biggest yacht, commented: “Singapore is the hub for a larger region so it is a good backdrop to have an event like this where you can show your brand to the affluent. For Lürssen, the Singapore Yacht Show is the cornerstone in the building of [our] brand awareness in Asia”.

Other world-leading shipyards echoed Breman’s views. Burak Akgül, managing director of Perini Navi Group, was also enthusiastic about the potential for the big yards in Asia: “This first occasion that we’re at the Singapore Yacht Show is a great opportunity. We’ve had some interesting appointments made, with some very recognisable names, [for] introducing the Picchiotti and Perini Navi products.”

Majesty Yachts at SYS

Majesty Yachts at SYS@Michael Denker @YachtsXL

While the superyachts draw much of the attention, being highly visible and inspirational, and therefore a seriously important part of the “educational” aspect of developing the industry in Asia, it is in the smaller production boat sector that the builders can expect to see most rapid growth and uptake. Leading players in this arena were also highly impressed with SYS 2014. “I have been to many boat shows all around the world, and this particular show has grown tremendously in size and there is huge potential here. We have been very happy with the clients that we have been talking to”, commented Alister Brunksill, Princess South East Asia.

The show organisers also ran the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC), a yachting industry forum, as part of the event, as well as a ‘Captains Lounge’, where business to business networking was the order of the day. Chief Executive of Superyacht Australia MaryAnne Edwards, which sponsored both of the aforementioned, was impressed: “Over four years, the Singapore Yacht Show will have quadrupled and I think that now, it is really becoming the superyacht show in Asia.”

Sunseeker at SYS

Sunseeker at SYS@Michael Denker @YachtsXL

Alexander Tesch, MD of MTU Asia, which co-sponsored the APYC and Captains Lounge with Superyacht Australia and Sevenstar Yacht transport, added: “For MTU, the Singapore Yacht Show is a very good showcase for what we can offer here in this region. The event has grown every year and we believe it is the strongest show here in Asia. We are very happy to be part of it and we hope to see it continue to expand over the coming years.”

Complementary lifestyle and industry services exhibitors also commended the quality of visitors at the show. Andreas Arnold, head of key account management at Luxaviation Group, one of the show’s main sponsors this year, said: “We have had great feedback, especially in charter, but also in aircraft management solutions from the whole of South East Asia.” His CEO, Barth Foucart, Luxaviation, added: “The reason we partner with the Singapore Yacht Show is that the public looking for this type of boats, is the same market we are targeting for private jet flights”.

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 by night

Singapore Yacht Show 2014 by night@Michael Denker @YachtsXL

While yachting and boating was naturally the main focus for the show, it would be impossible to ignore the enormous enthusiasm for supercars and fashion in Singapore and the wider region. Making special appearances over the weekend, local car owner clubs for Ferrari and Lamborghini put on crowd-drawing convoys of over 30 and 20 vehicles respectively. And the complementary luxury lifestyle elements continued with fashion shows from Camilla by Wattletree, JOG Swimwear and White Moon. To ensure VIPs arrived and departed in style befitting the show, BMW provided a courtesy car service, taking guests practically from doorstep to passarelle.

Karl Hamman, Singapore CEO of insurance provider QBE said he had thoroughly enjoyed his first year of partnering the Singapore Yacht Show: “The show has completely surpassed expectations and is a true testament to the growth potential in the industry.”

Asia Pacific Yachting Conference

Asia Pacific Yachting Conference - Image credit to Singapore Yacht Show

The event’s organisers have already been inundated with enquiries from potential exhibitors and sponsors hoping to get involved in next year’s show.

First official exterior images of new Princess S72 Yacht

April 17, 2014

Princess Yachts International have released the first official exterior images of the superb Princess S72 yacht. Luxury motor yacht S72 represents the very first vessel in the all-new S CLASS range. Following her World Premiere at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show, the all-new imagery shows her set against the azure waters of the glamorous America yacht charter destination – Miami.

Princess S72 Yacht cruising the waters of the lovely America yacht charter destination - Miami

Princess S72 Yacht cruising the waters of the lovely America yacht charter destination - Miami - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

With sleek and aggressive exterior styling, from the dark wraparound superstructure glass and angled hull windows to the raked profile that flows into a strong architectural section in the cockpit, the luxury yacht S72 delivers real attitude.

Princess luxury yacht S72

Princess luxury yacht S72 - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Princess S72 Yacht - aft view

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

The Sportbridge is accessed by open steps offering an uninterrupted view aft from the deck saloon, and delivers a level of space and sophistication that makes the S72 a class-leading sports yacht. In the cockpit, a 3.9m tender garage is able to take a jet RIB plus a whole range of toys. Above the garage lies a vast sunpad area, and there is still plenty of room for a deep and wide surround of cockpit seating and a full wet bar.

Princess S72 Yacht from above

Princess S72 Yacht from above - Image courtesy of Princess Yachts International plc

Below is a gallery for the luxurious charter yachts built by Princess.

Princess Yachts attend Singapore Yacht Show with largest ever display

April 15, 2014

Princess Yachts International has presented its largest ever line-up of luxury vessels at the recently concluded Singapore Yacht Show 2014. This consisted of the spectacular superyacht Princess 88, motor yacht Princess 72, Princess 56, 52 and 43 Flybridge, as well as the Princess V39, which were all displayed at the Princess Yachts South East Asia stand.

Luxury superyacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

Luxury superyacht Princess 88 by Princess Yachts

And the crowds have been responding to this mighty line-up with record visitor numbers to the stand.

Having made her show debut the 88 Motor Yacht had a considerable fan club with her lucky yard number ‘88Y888’. Having showcased her large panoramic windows, starboard folding balcony and a palatial full beam master it was easy to see why this serious long range cruiser is also perfect for entertaining in port.

The entry-level Princess V39 is also proving hugely popular. The ideal yacht for those who prefer a smaller craft without compromising on style, performance and luxury. Her light and spacious interior is every bit the classic Princess and her expansive cockpit, generous seating area and large transom platform makes her practical yet elegant.

Peter Mahony, Princess Yachts South East Asia General Manager said: ‘We have had a fantastic start to the show with an amazing response from visitors and the whole team look forward to showing more people over our boats in the next couple of days.’

Below is a selection of the stylish charter yachts built by Princess.

Marina da Gloria hosting Rio Boat Show 2014

April 14, 2014

After two years at Pier Mauá, Rio Boat Show is currently being hosted by Marina da Gloria, right at the feet of the Christ and the Sugarloaf. This year’s 17th edition of the largest boat show in Latin America will last until April 15. The waters of Guanabara Bay are full of local and imported boats, with about 100 exhibitors presenting new products, boats and a full range of other products related to the nautical universe, comprising shipyards and companies specialized in engines and equipment.

Rio Boat Show 2014 - Image credit to Humberto Teski

Rio Boat Show 2014 - Image credit to Humberto Teski

In the 2014 edition, the visitor expectation is over 43 thousand people. Organizers hope to trade approximately R$ 200 million.

With an infrastructure of 30,000 m² and a beautiful view of Guanabara Bay, the event has over 60 boats on the water, in addition to 120 other vessels scattered throughout the exhibition area.

“The return of the event to Marina da Gloria was expected by the market and is due to works in the port area and mainly because of lower ripple influence”, said Marcio Dottori, Rio Boat Show’s technical director.

Last year the nautical sector earned over US$700 million in sales in the country. According to the organizers, Brazil now has one boat for every 268 people and 7.4 jobs are created for each boat produced. Rio Boat Show is sponsored by Volkswagen and is supported by the Brazilian Association of Vessel Builders and its Implements (Acobar). Assim Saúde is the health assistance company.

Official opening of the 2014 Rio Boat Show - Image credit to Humberto Teski

Official opening of the 2014 Rio Boat Show - Image credit to Humberto Teski

HIGHLIGHTS

A R$33 million Italian super yacht is the largest and most luxurious vessel at Rio Boat Show 2014. There are only four other boats like this worldwide. Benetti Delfino 93 is manufactured by Benetti shipyard and is being displayed in Brazil for the first time. The style and elegance of the 93 feet vessel and 28.5m motor yacht “Zaphira” is easily recognized by its striking blue hull and its nameplate, created by the owner himself, a Brazilian businessman.

Benetti Delfino 93 motor yacht ZAPHIRA (BD005)

Benetti Delfino 93 motor yacht ZAPHIRA (BD005)

The Schaefer 800 yacht, the Azimut 70 speed boat, the GT 35 Beneteau and the German sailboat Bavaria Cruiser 41 are the other highlights of this years’ boat show. Azimut Yachts, the Italian shipyard, presents the latest nautical novelty produced in Brazilian soil: the Azimut 70 (example is charter yacht Samanta). The sophisticated 22 meter vessel will sail through Brazilian waters for the first time. Its new features, a 30m² flybridge area, the largest in the category, and over 15m² in windows ensure lots of natural lighting.

The French Beneteau developed the GT 35 in Brazil, a cabin speed boat with a sunroof and a gourmet area in the stern, especially for the Brazilian audience, who loves sailing on sunny days. Bavaria Cruiser 41, the oceanic sailboat is the other new release of this edition and its highlight is the wide natural lighting in the cabin and the sharp finishings.

Schaefer 800 was a great success in last year’s boat show. The 80-foot yacht is Santa Catarina’s largest by Schaefer Yatchs, and it is now back with a full flybridge. It is one of the largest and most luxurious yatchs on display at the event.

Schaefer 800 Yacht

Schaefer 800 Yacht

Besides boats, Rio boat show is also displaying news releases when it comes to Jet skis, inflatables, engines and equipment. The Canadian Sea Doo features Spark, the revolutionary jet ski that combines low cost and high technology. The economic electric outboard motor called Deep Blue 40 from the German Torqeedo stands out among the engines. With power equivalent to a 40 hp combustion engine it requires only one bank of high-capacity batteries and its reload in order to operate.

Big international shipyards such as Princess and Sunseeker also display the 2014 news along with major national manufacturers such as Triton, Ventura, Solara, Phoenix, Cimitarra and Real. Foreign shipyards with factories in Brazil, such as the Bayliner, Sea Ray and Sessa Marine also display their boats built in Santa Catarina. The presence of Pier 22 and its miniature replicas of the most beautiful vessels, as well as Kaneca SUP Boards, Safe Wave, NavisWakeboard, Bordado a Bordo and many more is confirmed in the Nautical Shopping Area.

ACTIVITIES DURING THE EVENT

Rio Boat Show’s activities are family oriented and include an exclusive area just for children, with full time monitors and many games. Traditional lectures are also being performed by experts and experienced sailors. The Gourmet area provides visitors with restaurants and bars.

Lectures Schedule:

04/09 – Wednesday – EVERYTHING ABOUT BOATS
7pm – 8pm: Tips to buy the right boat – Marcio Dottori (Boat Show)

04/10 – Thursday –  EVERYTHING ABOUT ENGINES
7pm: Outboard engine maintenance – Marcelo Franco (Yamaha Motors)
7:30pm: How to get the most out of your gasoline center-tail engine – Ricardo Pessoa (Mercury Marine)
8pm: What to do if your engine stops – Ricardo Aragão (BRP)
8:30 – 9pm: Basic diesel engine care – Luis Felipe Mello (Volvo Penta)

04/11 – Friday – MAKE YOUR OWN BOAT
7 – 9pm: How to build your own boat – Jorge Nasseh (Barracuda)

04/12 – Saturday – SAIL SATURDAY
6pm: Sailing to Africa as a couple – Philippe and Frédérique (Kilimandjaro Sailboat)
7pm: It is forbidden to live in a boat – Zé Paulo (writer)
8pm: To Antarctica in a sailboat – Aleixo Belov (Fraternidade Sailboat)
9 – 10pm: A woman, a sailboat and 4 oceans – Izabel Pimentel (Don Sailboat)

04/13 – Sunday – DIVING: APNEA AND UNDERWATER PHOTOS
7pm: Underwater fishing risks – Diego Santiago (4 times underwater fishing champion)
8:30 – 10pm: UNDERWATER PHOTOS: difficulties and techniques – Ary Amarante (photographer)

04/14 – Monday – INTERNATIONAL UNDERWATER TOURISM
8pm: Whales and abysses of the Turks and Caicos Islands – Alcides Falanghe and Tatiana Zanardi

Service:

17th Rio Boat Show
Date: April 09th to the 15th 2014
Time: 04/09 (opening) – from 3pm to 10pm / all other weekdays – from 2pm to 10pm / Saturday and Sunday – from noon to 10pm.
Place: Marina da Glória
Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, s/n – Glória – Rio de Janeiro
Prices: R$ 40,00
Children up to 1m tall: free
Over that size: full price R$ 40,00
Special needs: R$ 1,00
65 +: R$ 20,00
Students: R$ 40,00

Double debut for Princess Yachts at Rio Boat Show 2014

April 09, 2014

Princess Yachts Brasil will be attending the Rio Boat Show 2014, opening its doors today, on April 9. Luxury superyacht Princess 82 as well as motor yacht V62-S will be making their regional premiere, alongside the Princess 64 and Princess 56 Flybridge.

Princess 82 superyacht to make her regional debut at the 2014 Rio Boat Show

Princess 82 superyacht to make her regional debut at the 2014 Rio Boat Show

Following her 2013 launch, the 82 Motor Yacht epitomises everything that is Princess with vast window areas to the saloon and master suite, contemporary styling and sophisticated detailing throughout she is set to make quite an impression in the five yacht line up.

With luxurious interiors from the Princess Creative Design Team, the main deck saloon incorporates relaxed low level furnishings and a formal dining area which is separated from the wheelhouse. Along with a highly specified galley the 82 Motor Yacht ensures guest privacy. 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.

Additionally the award-winning V62-S yacht is certain to grab attention with her stunning performance looks and spacious interior she is an impressive class leading sports yacht. The finest materials and intricate detailing complements her elegant style.

The Princess 64 yacht and the award-winning motor yacht Princess 56 will also be on display championing the Princess Flybridge range.

Princess Yachts Brasil will also be hosting a late night event on Friday 11th complete with saxophonist and Belvedere cocktails. On the Saturday night guests will be able to enjoy a fashion show and exclusive Veuve Clicquot cocktails. The team are looking forward to a successful show and welcoming potential clients until the 15th April.

Below is a selection of the lovely charter yachts built by Princess.

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2014 attended by Porto Montenegro

April 02, 2014

From March 27 to 30, Porto Montenegro was present at the 2014 Hainan Rendez-Vous in Sanya City, China. Porto Montenegro’s participation in this prestigious event, as well as its first introduction into the Chinese market, is important not just for the superyacht marina, but also for Montenegro as a country.

Porto Montenegro Marina positioned in the lovely Eastern Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Montenegro

Porto Montenegro Marina positioned in the lovely Eastern Mediterranean yacht charter destination - Montenegro

By establishing new partnerships with yacht brands and partner organisations in Sanya and beyond, Porto Montenegro is helping to put its home country on the map for wealthy Chinese investors, especially those with an interest in the nautical industry. With sales of yachts, foreign real estate and luxury goods generally on the rise in China, the Hainan Rendez-Vous provides a rich opportunity for connecting with potential clients in this rapidly expanding market.

Now in its fifth year, the annual show is China’s primary yacht charter event, with some of the foremost entrepreneurs and corporate leaders in attendance. This year the presence of 50m+ superyachts making their Chinese debut at the show helped attract key international players such as Ferretti, Feadship, Azimut, Princess, Beneteau and San Lorenzo, alongside regional brokers and shipyards.

The fabulous Mediterranean yacht charter location - Montenegro

The fabulous Mediterranean yacht charter location - Montenegro

Centrally located in the Adriatic, with the traditional South of France cruising grounds just a two-day sail away, Montenegro enjoys the considerable financial benefits of being located outside of the EU. With no charter taxes, a low 7% VAT on marine-related services, and duty free fuel for commercial and private vessels, it is steadily becoming a favourable destination for yacht-lovers.

The launch of the Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel & Residences on 1 July 2014 will bring a new 5-star accommodation option to Porto Montenegro village and with flight times of less than three hours from London, Paris and Moscow, the homeport marina is also ideally situated for access to many of Europe’s major capitals.

Hainan Rendez-Vous 2014 attended by Princess Yachts South China

April 02, 2014

Princess Yachts South China was present at the recently concluded Hainan Rendez-Vous 2014, which took place from March 27 to 30. During the event, the company introduced three beautiful designer collaborations.

Princess 32M Yacht underway

Princess 32M Yacht underway

On display were the Princess 32M yacht and 98 Motor Yacht, both featuring bespoke interiors designed in collaboration with premiere design house Fendi Casa. Princess Yachts South China was also showcasing the new Princess 82 Motor Yacht, complete with a custom Missoni Home interior.

Princess 98 Yacht - view from above

Princess 98 Yacht - view from above

The magnificent 32M and the 98 Motor Yacht are styled with signature Fendi finishes throughout. The 32M saloon features iconic Fendi Eos swivel armchairs finished with hand-stitched Selleria piping and a bespoke extra-long Fendi dining table in Macassar Ebony which can comfortably seat up to 10 guests. The 98 ’s saloon is fitted with the Italian design house’s signature Albert sofa and Fendi Casa carpet throughout the lower deck.

Princess 98 superyacht - Dining

Princess 98 superyacht - Dining

With both brands forming part of the prestigious LVMH group, Princess Yachts International enjoys a close relationship with Fendi Casa, with exclusive interior options for their customers.

Princess 82 Yacht

Princess 82 Yacht

Showcasing the more playful and vibrant style of Missoni Home is the 82 Motor Yacht, which has been tailored with the some of the design house’s iconic materials and details.

Princess 82 yacht - Salon

Princess 82 yacht - Salon

Adding a final touch of design flair to the show was a display of iconic Louis Vuitton vintage trunks, which was showcased on board the three yachts courtesy of Bernardini Luxury Vintage.

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

GBS loads 4 luxury yachts heading to the Mediterranean

March 31, 2014

Global Boat Shipping (GBS) has recently loaded 4 luxury yachts in UK‘s Poole, heading to the popular summer yacht charter destination – the Mediterranean. The largest vessel was a 140-foot Sunseeker Predator 115 superyacht, accompanied by two 28M Sunseeker yachts, weighing 80t each. Poole is the home of luxury motorboat builder, Sunseeker. The fourth vessel was a 17m yacht from Princess Yachts in Plymouth.

A Sunseeker superyacht being loaded by GBS

A Sunseeker superyacht being loaded by GBS

The yachts were loaded on board the MV „Eendracht“, a Dutch vessel chartered for this voyage. All yachts are scheduled for the Mediterranean. Two were transported to Nice, where they arrived last weekend. The other two are bound for Malta and expected to arrive in the middle of this week.

GBS Yacht Transport organized the transport, supervised the loading and a supercargo will also be present during discharging. Additionally GBS provided necessary cradles.

GBS Yacht Transport has substantially expanded its business this year and opened new offices in Hamburg, Genoa, Ft. Lauderdale and Vancouver. “We have a team of very experienced professionals and this latest transport shows our expertise in Load on / Load off services,” says Christian van Hoorn, Managing Director of GBS.

GBS Yacht Transport is part of EMS-Fehn-Group which gives GBS direct access to a fleet of cargo vessels and excellent contacts in the shipping and logistics industry. This allows GBS flexibility in offering Load on / Load off services as well as Float on / Float off services for super yachts. GBS offers clients a full package, which includes cradle systems, insurance and all handling.