Princess entered into 100 foot plus market with the launch of the 32M at London International Boat Show. Unveiled at the London Boat Show for its world debut, the 32M was also the largest overall vessel to have been showcased inside London’s Excel exhibition halls.
At 32 metres in length and over 13 metres in height at her highest point, she only narrowly made it through the enormous South Hall doors at the exhibition centre posing a challenging logistical feat. Now inside she promises to be a hugely impressive feature at the show, dominating the new boardwalk arena. The new 32M is a remarkably accomplished long range cruising yacht, with an authoritative style and engineered to the highest sea-going standards. Her huge saloon features vast windows to each side and sliding doors leading out to a drop-down balcony to starboard which gives the entire main deck the benefit of a spectacular open vista.
Offered with four or five guest cabins, her owner’s suite is located on the main deck benefitting from large windows providing excellent views on two sides and an equally impressive bathroom forward with spacious shower and separate whirlpool bath. Down below, a full-beam VIP suite is also truly imposing and there is an additional double guest cabin on the port side, with a roomy twin to starboard, reached via an impressive central lobby.
The Princess 32M offers unprecedented scope for an owner to personalise and specify to their own requirements. Owners who enjoy cruising with larger groups, or those with an eye on the charter market, can opt for the five-cabin layout, with two double guest suites in place of the palatial midships VIP, as is the arrangement on hull number one. There is a large double suite to port and a twin-berth to starboard, also with its own shower/WC. Then the broad section amidships, some 23ft (7m) wide, can either be fitted out as a stupendous VIP stateroom, complete with dressing table, walk-in wardrobe and full-size bathroom – or as a symmetrical pair of en-suite double cabins.
The 32M is one of the largest hulls to date to have been produced using resin infused technology, significantly reducing overall vessel weight and so improving performance and range. The inclusion of a state-of-the-art control and monitoring system previously reserved for much larger vessels also makes the 32M one of the most highly specified yachts of this size range creating a unified package that is both ergonomic and intuitive to use while visually stunning.
The 32M heralds the dawn of a new era for Princess Yachts, and a distinct horizon for the brand. Approval has now been gained to transform the Company’s South Yard site through a £45 million investment programme and create an industry leading manufacturing facility for a range of larger yachts.
32M Principal dimensions
Overall length 105ft 0in (32.00m)
Beam 23ft 4in (7.11m)
Draft 6ft 6in (1.98m)
Displacement approx 104 tonnes
Fuel capacity 2853 gallons (12,900 litres)
Water capacity 396 gallons (1800 litres)
Engine options – diesel:
• Twin Caterpillar C32 ACERT (2 x 1925mhp)
• MTU 16V 2000 M93 (2 x 2400mhp)
• MTU 16V 2000 M94 (2 x 2600mhp)
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