January 23, 2011

New Model: Princess 32M

Princess continues to expand its position in the Super Yacht sector, and after launching the 25 Metre in 2003, and 95 Motor Yacht in 2007, now it presents a new flagship with the launch of the 32M, first of the M class range of vessels. Unveiled at the London Show the past week the 32M is also the largest overall vessel to have been showcased inside London’s Excel exhibition halls. At 32 metres in length and over thirteen metres in height at her highest point, she only narrowly fits through the enormous South Hall doors at the exhibition centre posing a challenging logistical feat. The new 32M is a planning hull shape two deck and half super yacht, engineered to high seagoing standards. Her huge saloon features vast windows to each side and sliding doors leading out to a drop-down balcony to starboard will give 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 benefiting 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. 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. The 32M heralds the dawn of a new era for Princess Yachts, who continues its pursuit of larger sizes. Approval has now been gained to transform the company’s South Yard and create an industry leading manufacturing facility for a range of larger yachts, what is the the new M range of one hundred plus feet super yachts. The 32M is the current flagship of Princess although not for long as 2012 will see the arrival of the 40M, a 130 foot triple deck vessel with construction starting at the beginning of this year.
Technical Data:
LOA - 32.0 m (105ft)
Beam - 7.11 m
Draft - 1.98 m
Displacement - 104 t
Fuel Capacity - 12900 l
Water Capacity - 1800 l
Accommodation - 8 guest berths in 4 cabins, or 10 berths in 5 cabins
Engines - 2 x Cat C32 Acert 1925hp, MTU 16V2000 M93 2400hp, MTU 16V2000 M94 2600hp
Propulsion - line shaft in semi tunnels