October 28, 2012

Project: Princess 88 Motor Yacht

Princess present the project of the new 88 Motor Yacht a model which will replace the 85 of the same series.  This new upcoming pocket super yacht Princess brings on the style of the lines which was introduced with the 62 a few years back into larger sizes.  Princess seem to have pushed this style a lot in recent years especially in the smaller models, although now the attention seems to be moving on the larger sizes.  The 88 should in my books share a lot of the bottom from the 85 having the same beam, but in the looks department this is a completely new model especially outside and the downward shear line to mid is a nice distinctive feature.  Down below of the 88 Motor Yacht Princess keep its known conservative approach with the appreciated layout of four double guest cabins, full beam midships owners stateroom, with a crew quarters and lobby sleeping four to aft. The main deck also follows a traditional layout with a welcoming saloon dining area, and a seperate galley and helm to fore.  The flybridge of the 88 seems to be more spacious then ever, altough the settee to foredeck seems to be smaller to that of the 85 but gaining two stowage areas to the side.  Power options are MTU 1822hp, or Cats 1825 and 1925hp engines.  Top speed is 30 knots with the large Cat choice.