September 17, 2013

New Model: Princess V48

It's one of Princess most awaited new models to touch the water, the V48, not only for being the first IPS powered boat from the Plymouth firm, and filling the gap between the V42 and V52, but because of the competition it has with the other British made offers in the same size, concept and style.  If you asked the question a few years back the Princess would have been the least favourite in this style size sport cruiser to win the market, today its the opposite thanks to the relentless pursuit this British brand has done in recent times.  It took eight years following the launch from Volvo for Princess to make its first IPS powered cruiser, and in the V48 they make tremendous good use of the pod drives, offering impressive spaces below. Without talking to much testament to this is the full beam owners room amidships which seems coming from a boat ten feet larger, definitely benefiting from the use of the pod drives and that of high free-board, this last also being an element in the latest models over fifty feet in recent years by Princess.  The V48 also offers a nice VIP cabin to fore, a spacious L-shaped galley, and a saloon which after comments from buyers can also be available as third bunk berth.  The main deck in the V48 is all about a living thanks to a C-shaped settee, opposite entertainment unit which stands behind the helm.  In the aft cockpit deck is an L-shaped settee, a wet bar unit, and a large hi-lo bathing platform with tender stowage space. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.49 m (50.9ft) incl pulpit
LOA - 15.2 m exl pulpit
Hull Length - 14.0 m
Beam - 4.11 m
Draft - 1.14 m
Displacement - 14000 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 1325 l
Water Capacity - 364 l
Accommodation - 4 berths in 2 cabins, or 6 berths in 3 cabins
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 435hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller pod drives
Speed - 34 knots max
Project - Bernard Olesinski
Certification - NMMA, ABYC 

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