Princess Yachts International launched another two exciting new models to their V Class range of sports yachts at the London Boat Show, the V39 which marks a return to the sub 40-foot market for the brand (see our separate review Princess V39) and the new V57. Elegant, exhilarating and incredibly spacious, the new V57 is set to be the ultimate sports yacht for versatility, fun and sociable cruising.
Her spacious main deck saloon with large opening sunroof and triple sliding doors connects beautifully to the aft cockpit to provide a truly exhilarating ‘open boating’ experience. Yet, with doors and roof closed, also offers the perfect haven to escape from the heat of the day without sacrificing the wonderful views.
The cockpit, with its generous U-shaped seating and teak table is the perfect place to relax or soak up the sun on the large sunbed beneath which is a tender garage for a 3.2m Jet-RIB. There is also an electro-hydraulic platform as standard for easy launch and recovery of the tender.
Below deck, the use of space and ingenious design give the V57 the feel of a much larger craft. The galley is stylishly equipped and finished, and the three light-filled cabins all have spacious en-suite bathrooms.
The owner’s stateroom is positioned aft where it enjoys the full beam, the starboard guest cabin has two full size single berths, while the forward double cabin can be fitted with optional scissor berths (twin or double) for greater flexibility. Additionally a lower dinette can be fitted in lieu of the starboard bathroom to provide an alternative dining or entertaining space for larger families.
With a spacious layout, flexible accommodation and a performance capable of 36 knots, the new Princess V57 is set to redefine the class for large sports cruisers.
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