August 2, 2013

Project: Princess 43

Princess Yachts is pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new addition to the range, the 43, to be unveiled in the second half of September at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show. For over a decade the Princess 42, has been one of the most celebrated and successful flybridge cruisers minus fifty feet ever to be produced by the Plymouth based shipyard.  The 42 was quite a stir and customer enjoyed a lot its spacious aft deck, and saloon arrangements which created one of the best living areas in a thirteen meter flybridge cruiser.  With a sleek exterior and an all new light-weight, resin-infused Bernard Olesinski hull which has been optimised to provide a smoother transition to plane and also widen the range of planing speeds, the new 43 offers the ultimate in performance, efficiency, comfort and elegance as well as impeccable seakeeping and handling.  The intelligent design of the exterior spaces offers ample scope to enjoy life out on deck with a flybridge provides space to entertain guests with an alfresco dining area as well as flexible seating forward which converts into a sunbed. This area can also be optionally specified with a wetbar with electric barbeque. Additional seating around a folding teak table in the cockpit provides an alternate area to relax. Twin transom doors lead to the bathing platform, which can be optionally specified with an electro-hydraulic raise/lower mechanism aiding the launch and recovery of the tender or transforming the area into a submersible beach. Sliding glass doors lead from the large cockpit to the generously proportioned, contemporary saloon. Benefiting from advances made on larger craft in the range, the 43 features large view windows in similar in style as seen on the new Princess 52 which fill the main deck with natural light and ensure wonderful views and excellent visibility for the lower helm. The latest infused structures first seen on the class-beating Princess V39 also feature on the new 43 to create greater volume for the beautifully styled interior. The 43 offers flexible accommodation for up to six guests with two well appointed en-suite cabins, including a beautifully finished owner’s cabin and twin guest cabin which can be optionally specified with electrically powered sliding berths to convert to a double bed, and saloon seating which can also be converted to a double berth for occasional guests.  Power is twin Volvo 370hp as standard, or optional 435hp units, with speeds available up to 32 knots with the large engine choice.
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