February 6, 2012

New Model: Princess V39

Princess definitely show a stunner in the looks department with the V39, a model which is the new entry ticket into the line up of Britain's second largest boat builder.  Presented early last month at the London show, Princess have high hopes in the new V39 and the good reviews all show a bright future coming up.  The V39 presents itself as a traditional two cabin sport cruiser; owner room to fore, and twins or double convertible guest cabin to midships.  The aft deck is a split level area with a small step dividing the dinette aft, from the helm and and a lounging settee with a wet bar to starboard.  Huge glass surfaces in the midships cabins and on the fore deck are the revolution in this model, as I think in many areas it is still a bit old.  See step split exterior cockpit deck, and interior layout does not bring any news.  Many in this size today offer two shower heads, or a cabin with three berths to say the least.  Considering a length of 41 feet plus that is not much. Power is twin Volvo 330hp which should give top speeds around of 38 knots. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 12.98 m (42.6ft) incl pulpit
LOA - 12.65 m excl pulpit
Beam - 3.81 m
Draft - 0.56 m excluding props and drives
Displacement - 9100 kg loaded
Fuel Capacity - 700 l
Water Capacity - 300 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 330hp
Propulsion - Volvo dual propeller stern drives
Speed - 38 knots max