December 26, 2013

New Model: Princess 43

It's always hard for a builder to replace a successful model, and this surely was the case for Princess when it decided to move on from its decade produced, four hundred plus units sold of the 42.  The Princess 43 replaces a long standing popular model, but more then replacing, this novelty evolves it with a list of important practical features. While many might think otherwise the Princess 43 is a new hull, longer by three feet, and beam extended by eleven centimeters.  For this new 43 Princess worked a lot to improve the convivial areas, the flybridge for example a weak spot of the 42 now features a superb practical layout with more living space and a dinette which works, and the aft deck one of the most respected features of the replacement has also been increased in space and now includes two way transom doors as the larger Princess models.  Inside the theme of more improvements continues, the main deck saloon is for example a view delight with its large all around windows making inside and outside blend in easy, and the galley located below also has a better connection to the saloon.  Below both of the cabins also feature more headroom and an increase in space.  If you want to be hard to get and find a weak spot to the Princess 43, I would say that considering it's length of fourteen meters that would be the no third cabin optional choice. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 14.5 m (47.6ft) incl pulpit
LOA - 14.14 m exl pulpit
Beam - 4.25 m
Draft - 1.14 m full load
Displacement - 14,400 kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 1363 l
Water Capacity - 455 l
Accommodation - 4 + 2 berths
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 370hp, D6 435hp
Propulsion - line shaft in semi tunnels
Speed - 32 knots max with Volvo 435hp
Project: Bernard Olesinski
Certification - CE, ABYC, NMMA