July 21, 2012

New Model: Princess 40M

It is always an important step when a boat builder presents a new flagship, with major investments sometimes coming as ten years before the first project is launched.  Announced three years ago the Princess 40M continues the Plymouth boat builder pursuit into larger sizes, following the 32M fifteen months later and seven hulls being sold.  But apart this the Princess 40M puts a couple of important headlines on itself; as being the current largest resin infused hull, and the biggest production super yacht built in Britain.  The 40M is also Princess first full three decked yacht and for having a full body in the forward part of the main deck. This particular wide body feature makes it also look very much a custom, build in Holland or Italy, and less a part of the Plymouth's builder line up.  Depending on chosen layout the 40M sleeps twelve guests in six staterooms, with the owners room on the main deck, located in the wide body area for maximum space.  Power is from twin MTU 2985hp which give a 22 knots top speed.  Hull one was named Imperial Princess, and two other hulls are currently in building stages.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 40.16 m (131.7ft)
Beam - 8.05 m
Draft - 2.28 m
Displacement - 180000 kg dry
Fuel Capacity - 29345 l
Water Capacity - 4000 l
Accommodation - 12 guests in 6 cabins, 8 crew berths
Engines - 2 x MTU 12v 4000 M73L 2985hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 22 knots max
Hull Type - modified deep Vee with spray rails
Construction - resin infused moulding