September 8, 2010

Project: Princess 42

Princess presents the second series of its 42 what has become a very high selling model for the British builder in this size. The 42 in its first series generation has had a very rare for today's standards long run of seven years production. The major changes for the Princess 42 mark two are outside with the British design team adopting a lean and dynamic profile with wrap around windscreen and larger, sleeker windows and port lights. Think of the looks of the Princess 50, 54 or 62 here and you have it very similar in a smaller package. On the comfort side the changes are more subtle with Princess adding minimal space here and there to the two cabin two head plan. A visible change will be the teak table on the flybridge dinette, and what also looks a lightly larger second guest shower head below. Princess seem also to have introduced an option for a blue colored hull for the 42, which till I know and saw was not available on the now being replaced version. Power for the Princess 42 second generation is standard Volvo 370hp good for 29 knots max, and optional 435hp delivering an extra three knots of top end speed.

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