Princess Yachts International will unveil three new models at the PSP Southampton International Boat Show 2010. Making their world debut at the show will be the remodeled Princess 42 and the brand new Princess 64, whilst the stunning Princess V52 makes her first appearance at a UK show. Additionally, the 72 Motor Yacht which was launched earlier this year, will be making her first appearance at Southampton.
Southampton International Boat Show previews, at a glance:
The new Princess 64 is a craft with a real sense of occasion. Her exceptional performance and sleek, sporty profile hide a supremely spacious four-cabin motor yacht rich with light, elegant detailing and unprecedented scope for entertaining.
The vast flybridge is a wonderfully relaxed setting whether underway or at anchor. A large teak table with generous U shaped seating provides the perfect space for alfresco dining while the well equipped wetbar, barbeque and wide sunbed ensure it is also a highly sociable entertaining space.
Aft of the cockpit the hydraulically controlled bathing platform can be raised or lowered for the effortless launching and recovery of a tender or jet ski.
Inside, the 64 is light and welcoming, aided by the large windows to both sides that fill the saloon with sunlight. The saloon layout incorporates a two-seater settee facing a generous U -shaped sofa, and a separate dining area forward, adjacent to the galley.
Below, four exquisitely appointed cabins accommodate 8 in total comfort whilst an optional en-suite aft cabin is available for crew or a further two occasional guests.
Length overall (incl. pulpit) 64ft 10in (19.70m)
Length overall (excl. pulpit) 64ft 0in (19.45m)
Beam 16ft 4in (5.03m)
Draft 4ft 9in (1.45m)
Displacement approx. (Twin Volvo 900mhp) 30,000kg* (66,138lbs)
Fuel capacity 750 gal/901 US gal/3409 l
Water capacity (incl. calorifier) 200 gal/ 240 US gal/909 l
The 42 has become an iconic Princess model, setting the benchmark for fast motor yachts of her size. An ideal family cruiser, she combines confident sea-keeping with strong performance and class leading interior space for elegant entertaining.
The latest 42 adopts a lean and dynamic profile with wrap-around windscreen and larger, sleeker windows and portlights.
The spacious flybridge boasts generous U-shaped seating with an integrated sunbed aft, and a large folding teak table for alfresco dining.
Triple sliding glass doors link the cockpit and saloon, giving an exceptionally light and airy feel to the interior, accentuated by the huge wrap-around windows. Inside, the sense of space is enhanced by the contemporary, rectilinear furniture, comprising a U-shaped sofa and dining table and moveable 2-seater sofa which can be converted into an additional double bed for occasional guests.
A few steps down, the open galley is well-equipped with a choice of gas or electric hob while a large fridge-freezer and combination microwave oven are fitted as standard together with generous storage space. The lower accommodation comprises of an elegant master cabin and twin guest cabin, both en-suite with generously proportioned showers.
Beautifully constructed and immaculately finished, the new 42 is the very essence of a modern Princess motor yacht.
Length overall (incl. pulpit) 44ft 3in (13.48m)
Length overall (excl. pulpit) 43ft 5in (13.23m)
Beam 13ft 7in (4.14m)
Draft 3ft 7in (1.09m)
Displacement approx. (Twin Volvo 370mhp) 14,000 kg* (30,864lbs)
Fuel capacity 300 gal/360 US gal/362 l
Water capacity (incl. calorifier) 100 gal/120 US gal/455 l
The arrival of the new V52 was a landmark event in the evolution of the Princess model range. The first V Class sports yacht of this size to be available with an enclosed deck saloon, broadening the reach of open boating to new destinations and for an extended boating season.
The sleek profile of the V52 confirms her positioning in the heart of the V Class range, with masses of dynamic ability and thoroughbred performance when married to her powerful twin engines. Forward thrust is delivered with precision control through custom-machined propellers with twin shafts driven through V-drive gearboxes. This configuration benefits the lower accommodation space without compromising her sophisticated ride and agile handling that have become definitive V Class characteristics.
The V52 is a two stateroom craft, with the owner’s suite located amidships and enjoying the full beam, with a full sized double stateroom forward with generous storage and en-suite bathroom, which itself accommodates a full stall shower. As an alternative a three cabin option is also available with a generous twin cabin replacing the lower saloon.
In the V52 the latest in sports yacht technology combine with Princess’ characteristic deep-V hull for the ultimate combination of assured seakeeping and manoeuvrability to inspire confidence for the most relaxed and enjoyable boating experiences.
Length overall (incl. pulpit) 54ft 6in (16.61m)
Length overall (excl. pulpit) 53ft 2in (16.2m)
Beam 14ft 7in (4.45m)
Draft 3ft 9in (1.14m)
Displacement approx. (Twin Volvo 670mhp) 13,200 kg* (29,101lbs)
Fuel capacity 440 gal/528 US gal/2000 l
Water capacity (incl. calorifier) 80 gal/96 US gal/364 l
72 Motor Yacht
The 72 Motor Yacht is potent, spacious and luxurious. She promises a breathtaking cruising experience whether simply enjoying a day out on the water or making the most of her long range capabilities.
She displays all the characteristics that define a Princess; the deep V hull, resin infused for weight-reducing efficiency, raised bulwarks and clean flowing lines that epitomize her elegant styling. Her confident seakeeping and assured ride enable the full exploration of her effortless power, demonstrating grace and poise in the open sea.
A contemporary style abounds throughout, with an inspired use of fabrics, luxurious upholstery and stunning finishing. The luxurious 72 accommodates up to eight guests extremely comfortably, with additional accommodation for 2 crew.
The Princess 72 Motor Yacht perfectly combines the elegance and detail of a true motor yacht with the agility and performance of a sports cruiser, making her the most desirable craft of her class
72 Motor Yacht
Length overall (incl. pulpit) 74ft 1in (22.58m)
Length overall (excl. pulpit) 73ft 2in (22.3m)
Beam 18ft (5.49m)
Draft 5ft 6in (1.68m)
Displacement approx. (Twin MTU M93) 45,000 kg* (99,207lbs)
Fuel capacity 1100 gal/1321 US gal/5000 l
Water capacity (incl. calorifier) 295 gal/355 US gal/1342 l
Princess Yachts International will be featuring a total of five boats ashore (Princess 64, Princess 50, Princess V42, Princess V56 and Princess V62) and eight boats on the water (Princess 42, Princess 54, Princess 72, 78 and 85 Motor Yachts, along with the V45, V52 and V78 V Class sports yachts).
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Content and pictures courtesy of Princess Yachts International.