August 26, 2011

Project: Princess V39

Princess return to sub forty feet size in a period just short to ten years, with the project of the V39.  This latest project is significant seeing other British builders giving again great consideration to this size.  May be the sales of over two hundred units in less to two years of a certain British builder owned by a US firm had a say in all this interest. The latest Princess under the forty feet mark was the not so successful 38 with flybridge produced from 1999 till 2003.  A previous V39 was produced from 1994 till 96 before the model get modified aft with bathing platform extension and became the good selling V40 proudced in its Mark One version for ten years. The V39 follows latest trends of a hard top sport cruiser with a two cabins with single head lower deck plan.  Plans are not shown although I do imagine a very traditional plan below with owners room to fore, and aft guest cabin to midships, with a galley and saloon in between. The exterior will offer as Princess say plenty of seating and a wet bar.  No open version will available and the roof will be a soft material offer.  Standard power is from twin not small Volvo 330hp with stern drive propulsion.