Princess broke new ground when they launched the Princess 50 which has long been the benchmark for her class. Impeccable handling, blistering performance and exceptional space and comfort the model quickly became something of an iconic product for the Plymouth boat builder. So to replace this model is no small feat but the new Princess 52 promises to be a craft that is definitely up to the challenge. The WSB team take a look at this benchmark sports cruiser from Princess.
The first Princess flybridge boat was built in 1973, the Princess 37, it revolutionised the brand’s core market and the Plymouth builder has remained at the very forefront of the sector ever since, producing many iconic and market leading models along the way. Following this impressive line of craft the new Princess 56 understandably arrives with some very high expectations but, being designed and engineered by one of the largest and most experienced in-house development teams in the industry this new Princess flybridge yacht has a big task ahead of it. Will it meet these high standards, will it will set new ones? We at WSB take a closer look behind the sleek lines of the 56 to find out.
The world of Semi-displacement aluminium hulls made using advanced technologies, with hybrid propulsion systems is a widely discussed topic in the yachting industry. The innovative new fleet born out of Sergio Cutolo’s master craftsmanship and talent for design marks an important step forward in the evolution of yachting, increasingly tied to the needs of owners who are careful to watch their consumption and their impact on the environment, but don’t want to make any compromises when it comes to safety and performance. Speed and performance with environmentally friendly technologies: these are the outstanding features of Sergio Cutolo’s innovative new Alubrid series.
On display at this year’s PSP Southampton Boat Show. The new Aquastar 65 Explorer is distinguished by her upright day saloon window line giving an elegance normally reserved for superyachts twice her length, giving a clean contemporary line first admired on the Aqua-Star 70’ currently the winner of the ‘British Nautical Awards’ for best design.
Introducing the new flagship model in the Van Der Heijden steel yachts superior range, the 2400. Presented at the 2011 Düsseldorf Boat Show, the Superior 2400 has attracted a great range of attention from potential customers and the industry. The 2400 has been constructed in a hard-chine hull form. The slender hull with a flared bow and a gracious stern gives the ship a Superior appearance with great sea-going qualities.
Filippetti launches the yacht Navetta 26, a luxury boat that inaugurates the green collection of the shipyard. Navetta 26 is the first of an eco-chic series designed with environmental sustainability criteria: displacement hull, soft and rounded lines, low emissions and consumption, long range fuel and water.