March 24, 2014

New Model: Princess V48 Open

Launched during the 2013 Cannes boat show, the V48 Open is a more Summer sunny days version of the fully enclosed hard top version, with a main deck dedicated to outside entertainment and sun worshipers. But Princess thought to do other important differences in this new model apart removing the patio door, adding a sun-pad to aft, and changing the main deck layout. That on itself is already a lot of stuff! On the outside and visible is a lighter looking hard top and that bit longer bathing platform which adds a couple of extra inches to the overall length. But the 48 Open also features a tad different layout below with the most notable being the C-shaped settee instead of the L-shape, and the central entrance to the full beam owners stateroom. Less noticeable is also a longer worktop to the galley, this also gaining some extra floor space because of the change to the midships cabin. As the fully enclosed hard version the V48 Open is powered by twin Volvo 435hp with IPS pod drives, with speeds estimates being a 34 knots max.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 15.8 m (51ft) incl pulpit
LOA - 15.5 m exl pulpit
Hull Length - 14.0 m
Beam - 4.11 m
Draft - 1.14 m
Displacement - 13700 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