July 23, 2013

Project: Princess V48 Open

In May 2013 Plymouth based shipyard Princess Yachts launched their first sports boat designed with the Volvo IPS pods propulsion system, the V48, which is set to make her international debut at the  Southampton Boat Show in September. Now for those who want the simplicity of IPS with a true open boating experience, Princess is pleased to announce the launch of the V48 Open.  The V48 Open features a spacious open cockpit with generous seating around a teak table, creating the perfect space to enjoy life on deck. There is a further ‘J’ shaped seat forward, adjacent to the twin helm seats providing companion seating when underway. Aft of the cockpit is a large sunbed positioned above the tender garage which can accommodate a three meter jet RIB. An electrically operated sliding sun roof provides versatility to enjoy the complete open boating experience.  Like her sister model, the V48 Open’s resin infused hull is designed to quicken the transition to plane, improving efficiency whilst delivering outstanding performance and handling. Combined with the Volvo IPS joystick control, the V48 Open is a highly capable craft both at sea and at close quarters. Below decks, the V48 Open provides accommodation for up to six guests with two large en-suite cabins including a full beam owner’s stateroom amidships and a forward guest cabin, which can be specified with an optional ‘scissor berth’ system to create a double or twin beds as required. The generous saloon seating can be converted to provide additional sleeping space for occasional guests.  The Princess V48 Open will make her international debut at the Cannes show in September 2013.