July 31, 2014

Project: Princess 68

Princess present the project for a new 68 model to debut in Autumn of this year, and fitting into its flybridge range between the 64 and 72 models. The new 68 enjoys the highest level of internal volume ever created by Princess for a given length, delivering four cabins, a vast deck saloon and a flybridge and twin cockpits. But aside from the simple virtue of space, the 68 will also come packed with features, many of which are a first for a yacht of this size. Across the main deck level, a galley aft layout allows dining options inside and out, being perfectly placed to serve the cockpit. The synergy between interior and deck is further enhanced by an electric window that turns the aft galley countertop into a serving bar for the cockpit. A small step up from the inside dining area, the deck saloon enjoys incredible views from the full height side windows, while ahead the helm position is joined by a raised L-shape seating to port, so friends and family can all be involved when underway.  The 68's master stateroom features a private stairwell and lobby, the guest cabins being accessed by a separate stairwell forward. This unique design creates a real sense of motor yacht sophistication for the owner as well as total privacy for those onboard. On deck, the aft cockpit is designed to be the main dining area and comes suitably dressed with mood lighting, beautifully upholstered seating for eight and a large teak table. After dinner you might choose to retreat to the bathing platform where an aft-facing twin seat is set into the transom. At the bow, a walk-through fore-deck comes complete with an elegant seating area, large sun-pad and stowage. The flybridge above boasts vast sections of seating with the ability to seat five people across the helm area, a full wet-bar, and the added ability to convert the forward seating into a large sun-pad. Powered by twin 1400hp engines out at sea, the Princess 68 will deliver 34 knots top speed and efficient cruise in the medium twenty knots range.