Princess Yachts International has confirmed that their all-new S72 yacht will make her UK debut at this week’s British Motor Yacht Show. The event represents a unique collaboration between Princess Motor Yacht Sales, Sunseeker Southampton and Fairline Southampton and will be hosted by Premier’s Swanwick Marina from May 16 to 18, 2014.
Luxury motor yacht S72, which launched in Miami in February, is part of a new range of S Class Sportsbridge yachts offering a combination of luxury, style and performance. The British Motor Yacht Show will be the first opportunity to view the new model in the UK since its launch.
The show focuses on the very best of British motor yachts with a stunning line-up of new and used yachts that will be displayed both ashore and in the water. Princess, alongside the S72 yacht will be showcasing its 52, 88, V39, V52 and V57 models. Fairline will have examples of its Squadron and Targa range, including the T48, T50, S42, T38, S50 and T48GT. Sunseeker will display the Portofino 40, San Remo 485, Manhattan 55, Predator 68 and superyacht Predator 80 at the show.
The iconic British Motor Yacht brands will be joined by a host of handpicked industry-leading exhibitors. Engine manufacturers Finning-Caterpillar, MAN, MTU and Volvo Penta will be showcasing world-class boat engines. Further exhibitors include marine electronics manufacturer Simrad and electronics supplier Landau UK, alongside yacht transport specialist Sevenstar.
An exhibition of prestige and luxury cars from brands including Aston Martin, McLaren and Porsche GB will complement the luxury motor yachts on display.
James Lumley, Sales Manager at Sunseeker Southampton, said: “The British Motor Yacht Show is a great idea to help support the marine industry. The south coast of England is a perfect location for us to showcase the best of British boat design and manufacturing. I am delighted that the three biggest quality brands in the UK have teamed up to make this show a reality.”
Max Whale, Marketing Director at Princess Motor Yacht Sales, said: “This show is designed to provide a platform for a yacht purchase just prior to the beginning of the European yachting season. First and foremost, it is really a ‘best of British’ motor yacht sales and promotion event.”
James Barke, Managing Director at Essex Boatyards, said: “It makes perfect sense for Britain’s premier motor yacht distributors to form an alliance to promote British expertise. In the general context, we are stronger if we work together. Symbolically, this show is hugely significant.”
Pete Bradshaw, Chief Executive at Premier Marinas, said: “Last year’s show was a massive success all round, and we are proud that Swanwick Marina’s beautiful surroundings will once again provide the backdrop for this unique event, bringing together three of the biggest names in British motor yacht sales.”
Below is a choice of the superb charter yachts built by Princess Yachts.