November 8, 2023

Projects: Princess S65, Princess V65

Princess present the project for a second generation S65, and a model set to replace the S66 produced from 2019.  The new Princess S65 gets the Pininfarina design treatment outside with a redesign of the upper structure, now cleaner and less busy with softer lines and the additional now fore to aft never ending hull windows.  The new Princess S65 is based on the 2023 outgoing 2019 launched S66, with an identical beam and a bit more length, and will feature the same astern galley four double cabins lower deck layout. Apart the looks the key differences in the S65 are in the aft deck, fore-deck sun-pad, and the sport-fly-bridge.  The aft deck will have a difference with the flybridge stair case now moved to port side from starboard, while to starboard side of the patio door will be an option to have a unit or an additional L-shaped settee looking aft. The fore deck sun-pad is to be split in two with a central passageway, with these offering a three movement pattern for a standard sun bathing layout, lounges with raised back, and a settee facing backwards to socialize with the forward C-shaped dinette.  The last of these changes is in the flybridge with the dinette located to starboard position and a wet-bar aft of the bridge.  The second generation Princess S65 just as the outgoing S66 is to be powered by twin Man 1400hp engines with line shaft propulsion for top speeds up to 38 knots.

The project for a new V65 will mark the fourth generation of this model, which is to be based and all but identical to the S65 but without a sport bridge.  So the V65 is the exact same as the S65, including the four double cabins and astern galley main deck layout, with the main difference that it does not feature a fly-sport bridge up top, this replaced by a larger half-roof size opening hard-top.  The V65 carries a certain history in Plymouth, with the first generation debuting in 2000 as the flagship and largest ever made Princess sport yacht in those times.  The first generation will sell very well for Princess, about fifty units in four years.  A new mark.2 which is a redesign of the first generation using the same hull but new super structure looks, fully enclosed hard-top with patio door, and a full beam owners stateroom will debut in 2005 produced till 2008.  The last third version is produced from 2018 till 2021 and features the same hull as this new version, which debuted with the S65 in 2015.

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