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Showing posts with label Princess. Show all posts

April 10, 2024

Paolo Pininfarina 1958 - 2024

Renowned designer and chairman of the Pininfarina Group, Paolo Pininfarina left for the better World on ninth April 2024 at the age of 65, surrounded by his family and loved ones in Turin.  Following the death of his brother Andrea in 2008, Paolo took chairman duties of the Pininfarina Group, the design firm which was founded by his grand father Battista "Pinin" Farina in 1930 after leaving his brothers coach building Stabilmenti Farina firm in 1928.  Pininfarina is recognized as one of the most influential automotive designers, designing endless iconic cars for Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, Fiat, Maserati, Lancia, in Italy and Daewoo, Hyundai, and Peugeot beyond the shoe shaped peninsula.  At the height of its business in 2006 which also included automotive production, Pininfarina employed 2,768 employees in its Turin head quarters and its other offices in Europe, USA, and Morocco.  Pininfarina entered yacht design in the end 1970's first with Magnum, then the designing of both the two Italian Blue Ribbon Challengers; Azimut Atlantic Challenger and Destriero, Beneteau in both sailing and motor boats, some works for Azimut in the early nineties, to then join Bruno Abate in redesigning all the Primatist G and B series sport cruisers and yachts in between 2006 to 2012.  In 2017 Pininfarina joined forces with Princess Yachts first with the R35, a collaboration which then extended to all the newer and larger models which followed from Plymouth.  Pininfarina also designed one off super yachts for Abeking and Rasmussen, Oceanco, and Rossinavi, with collaborations also made with renowned yacht designer Fulvio de Simoni.

April 3, 2024

Project: Princess F58

During the 2024 Palm Beach boat show Princess announced the project for a new F58 flybridge motor yacht to arrive in early 2025.  As designed by Bernard Olesinski and Pininfarina the F58 will sit in between the F55, and the F65.  By assumption I would have said the F58 would replace the F55 which has been in production since 2017 with a stylistic make over in 2021, but so far at least on declaration from Plymouth this does not seem to be the case, even though this new model is only half a meter longer.  A feature headlining the F58 is that she is to be the first Princess below 24 meters to offer a hotel service battery generated silent mode, probably also one of the few motor yacht's in this size.  The Princess F58 will also offer a spacious living main deck in it's size, and is one of the few yachts at eighteen meters with astern galley layout to offer both a dinette in front of the galley, and relaxing sofa on the raised part of the split level saloon.   As an example both the 2023 debutants, the Ferretti 580 and the slightly smaller Fairline Squadron 58 offer only a C-shaped sofa forward, which transforms to a dinette when needed.  Is this extra space in the inner saloon traded for the aft cockpit deck, for that to fully know we will have to wait for 2025, but on plans it does look to be the same size of the F55.  Down below the Princess F58, will offer a traditional three double cabins two head layout, with a full beam midships master stateroom, a forward VIP, and a third cabin with two single berths.  A crew cabin is located aft.  The Princess F58 is to be powered by standard twin Man 1000hp engines good for up to 31 knots, with optional 1200hp giving a 34 knots top speed.

January 12, 2024

New Model: Princess Y80

During the Cannes 2023 boat show in September, Princess debuted the new Y80, a pocket super yacht which replaces the Y78 after three years in production.  The new Y80 is the second sized Princess's four model Y-range which starts with the Y72 and goes up to the Y95 which launched in the end of 2022.  The Y80 is designed by automotive famous Italian Pininfarina studio and naval architecture coming from the four decades plus collaboration with Olesinski.  For this pocket-sized super yacht Pininfarina and Princess presented a very clean profile for a Mediterranean style both inside and outside, and a soft S-shear line which goes up slightly forward.  Below is also a traditional four cabins layout with the usual full beam owners stateroom at midships, a VIP suite forward, and two guest cabins in between.  The saloon gives an open space feel, further enhanced by the uninterrupted views provided by the floor to ceiling windows.  There is a certain cleanliness of the design which makes it modern yet cosy without feeling minimal.  The main deck also comes with a few options from the standard open galley which can be ordered to become enclosed by electrical move-up panels, and a choice for the aft deck, from the standard traditional forward looking C-shaped dinette to a veranda styled and glazed stern for open views.  The Princess Y80 is standard powered by twin Man 1650hp for speeds up to 29 knots and or 1900hp option for an extra three knots at wide open throttle.    
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.50 m (83.5ft) inc pulpit 
Length - 25.1 m ex. pulpit
Beam - 6.07 m
Draft - 1.77 m
Displacement - 68,729 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 7000 l
Water Capacity - 1401 l
Accommodation - eight guess in four cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp, 1900hp
Propulsion - direct line shaft
Speed - 32 knots max with 1900hp, 29 knots max with 1650hp
Project - Pininfarina design, Olesinski naval architecture

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.

October 15, 2023

Princess New Web Site

Princess updates it's new World wide web showroom to a new version. Princess which is today one of the most World famous production yacht builders was founded in 1965, at the time named Marine Projects and launching a 31 feet motor cruiser. From the early seventies and for thirty years Marine Projects also owned sailing yacht builder Moody, in this period developing forty models and selling over four thousand units.  In 1981 Princess will make an important move hiring Bernard Olesinski to design the 30DS model, who since then has designed all Princess models hull shape.  Interesting to note that the 30DS will be one of Princesses best selling models, with over five hundred units sold in a ten year production which also includes the flybridge version released in 1986. In 1983 Princess enters the open sport cruiser market with the Riviera line, first is the 286 model, followed by a 36, with the larger being the 46, and smallest the 266, with seven Riviera models being made till 1994.  Following from the Riviera in 1995 Princess present the V series line of open sport cruisers and yachts.  The V series is distinctive and modern with its Italian design inspired integrated windshield radar arch and straight lines, and starts with the V39 and V52 models. The V series expands into integrated hard-top design first with the V65 launched in 2000, and its largest model to date is the not still produced 2010 launched V85-S.  Currently the V-series offers five models from the V40 to the V65.  In 1996 Princess launched the Metre line of flagship motor yachts, first with the 20 Metre, then 22 Metre.  In 2001 Princess enters the 24 meters plus super yacht size with the 25 Metre, flagship model and largest build of the time. Another important Metre model will be the good selling 23 model. In 2011 Princess pushes more into super yacht launching the M class line, first with 32M, which is followed in 2012 by the largest Princess to date and composite boat ever build in the UK the 40M. The M series which had a total of four models including the 35M and 30M, this smaller M being the newer and last model in the line, was dropped in 2020.  Princess is since Winter 2023 owned by American private equity firm KPS Capital Partners. who takes over from French investing company Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Group Arnault the owners from 2008. Previous to this and from 1981 Princess was owned by Renwick Group from South Africa. The Princess current line up offers nineteen models in five different lines; X Class, Y Class, F Class, S Class, and V Class. The current Princess entry level model is the V40 while the flagship models are Y95 and the X95. Princess latest 2023 models are S72 and Y80, with upcoming new projects for an S80, S65, and a V65. Princess new web site is available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Chinese language and takes you around with the following buttons: Our Craft, Our Brand, Careers, and Find a Distributor.  Princess is also on social media with link buttons on the bottom of the page taking you to its; Facebook, Twitter. LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube pages.
Production History:
Project 31 1965-68
Project 20 1966-67
Project 26 1966-68
Pilgrim 30 1967-70
32 1969-80
Pilgrim 25 1970-74
37 Y-Hull 1973-81
25 1974-81
37 V-Hull 1974-81  John Benett design
33 1975-80
41 1977-82
412 1979-82
30 DS 1980-89 (500+-) *includes Flybridge version  Bernard Olesinski design
38 1980-85
30 S 1981-83
33 Mk.II 1981-87
414 1981-87
45 1982-91 (400+)
412-2 1982-85
286 Riviera 1983-91
35 1984-92
385 1985-88
415 1985-92
55 1985-93
30 DS Flybridge 1986-90 (500+-) *includes standard version
36 Riviera 1986-91
330 1987-91
435 1987-92
266 Riviera 1987-91
46 Riviera 1988-93
388 1989-91
315 1989-93
65 1990-93
48 1990-94
398 / 410 1991-92 / 92-94
455 / 470 1991-92 / 93-94
346 Riviera / 366 Riviera 1991-92 / 93-96
406 Riviera 1991-94
368 1991-94
500 1992-94
32 Riviera 1992-94
560 1992-93
58 1993-95
440 1993-97
360 1993-98
66 1993-96
V39 1994-96 (500+-) includes V39/V40/V42/V42Mk.II
V52 1994-97
380 1994-97
53 1994-95
420 1994-97
60 1995-97
34 1995-97
56 1995-2002
V40 1996-99 (500+-) includes V39/V40/V42/V42Mk.II
22M 1996-2001
20M 1996-2002
430 1997-99
460 1997-99
V55 1997-2001
52 / 52 Mk.II 1997-1998 / 98-2001
40 1997-2003
65 1998-2004
V50 1998-2005
38 1999-2003
45 1999-2003
V42 1999-2006 (500+-) includes V39/V40/V42/V42Mk.II
V65 2000-04
50 2000-05
25M 2001-07 (8)
61 2001-06
V58 2002-08
V46 2002-04
23M 2002-09 (32)
57 2003-06
42 2003-10
V48 2004-10
21M 2004-10
67 2004-10
V70 2004-10
V53 2005-09
50 Mk.II 2005-07
V65 Mk.II 2006-08
54 2006-12 (140)
58 2006-10
V42 Mk.II 2006-08 (500+-) includes V39/V40/V42/V42Mk.II
V45 2007-10 (124) *first hull with IPS
62 2007-10
95 2008-11 (13)
50 Mk.III 2008-12
V62 2008-12
V85 2008-10 (6)
85 2008-12 (19)
V42 Mk.III 2009-12
V56 2009-11
V78 2009-12
78 2009-13
V85-S 2010-12
72 MY 2010-15
64 2010-14
42 Mk.II 2010-13
V52 Mk.II 2010-14
32M 2011-15 (8)
V72 2011-15
98 MY 2011-15 (9)
60 Mk.II 2011-16
V39 2012-17
V57 2012-14
40M 2012-19 (8)
56 2012-17
V62-S 2012-15
V48 2013-19
82 MY 2013-18 (15)
88 MY / Y88 2013-18 / 19 (28)
43 2013-18
S72 2014-18
68 2014-18
35M 2015-20 (7)
V58-Open  / V58-DS 2015-18 / 16-18
S65 2015-18
75 /Y75 2016-18 /18-20
30M 2016-19 (15)
49 2016-18
S60 2017-2020
V40 2017-
62 / F62 2017-18 / 18-21
55 / F55 2017-18 / 18- (170
S78 2017-2022 (21)
V65 2018-2021
V50 Open / Deck 2018-20
V60 2018-
F70 2018-20
R35 2018-22  Pininfarina design
V78 2019-22 (13)
Y85 2019- (40
F45 2019-
V55 2019-
Y78 2019-22
S66 2019-23
F50 2019-21
X95 2020- (21
S62 2020-
Y72 2021-
X80 2021- (10
V50 Open / Deck 2022-
Y95 2022- (3
F50 second version 2022-
F65 2022-
S72 2023-
Y80 2023-
S80 2024-
S65 2024-
V65 2024-

May 14, 2023

Improve-it = Princess Y85

Princess is offering a new infinity cockpit choice for its Y85 model.  This new infinity cockpit arrangement option of the Princess Y85 rethinks the traditional layout to allow guests to experience the vista whilst cruising to their next destination, with the dinette located to the length and opposing settees looking to the sides leaving an uncluttered stern view.  This option is an alternative to the standard aft deck layout of the traditional C-shaped dinette.

April 15, 2023

Project: Princess S80

Princess announce the latest edition to their S Class sport-bridge range, with the new S80 project, set to launch in end 2023.  Designed by Pininfarina for exterior lines, Olesinski doing the naval engineering, and Princess design department joining all together the S80 is to be the new S-class range flagship replacing the 2018 launched S78. She is also the largest S model ever made, although Princess did make the V85-S from 2010 to 2012 sold in six units.  The S range launched in 2014 with the S72 and up until that time the sport bridge line was part of the V series with an S added at the end.  The Princess S80 will offer a four double cabin guest cabin accommodation layout with a crew cabin aft. Layout choices are available for the flybridge in dinette or with a low lounge table, on the main deck for an optional day head, and in the lower deck for the crew cabin offered with a small galley or a two cabin layout as option. The Princess S80 is to be powered by standard twin Man 1900hp, and or optional 2000hp with speeds going up to 34 knots with the large engine option.

March 6, 2023

New Model: Princess S72

During the 2023 Dusseldorf boat show Princess debuted its new S72 model.  Presented as a project in 2022 the S72 mark. II is the second in size model of the S range, Princess sport bridge yacht four model range which starts at 62 and ends at 78 feet.  The S72 offers similar spaces to the bigger sister in one meter smaller size, with a similar four double cabins lower deck, and an astern galley main deck layout.  The main difference is that the S72 offers three heads, with a third shower head serving the third and fourth cabin.  The Princess S72 is standard powered by Man 1650hp and or optional 1800hp engines with top speeds up to 36 knots with the bigger engines. 
Technical Data:
LOA - 23.09 m (75.9ft) inc pulpit
Length - 22.30 m
Beam - 5.22 m
Draft - 1.72 m full load
Displacement - 55461 kg half load medium load
Fuel Capacity - 4500 l
Water Capacity - 835 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1650hp, V12 1800hp 
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 36 knots max
Hull Shape - modified Vee
Project - Olesinski, Pininfarina exterior styling
Construction - resin infusion

November 12, 2022

New Model: Princess Y95

Princess are doing the final touches for its new Y95, largest Y for yacht range and sharing flagship spot with the X95 model launched in 2020.  The Princess Y95 replaces the 30M launched in 2015 and delivered in fifteen units, and although a meter smaller, and six GT of volume less, the new Y range flagship does fit in under 24 m load-line-length rules making it possible to be helmed by a standard yacht master licence.  Designed by Pininfarina with naval architecture by Olesinski the Y95 features a planning hull with wave piercer, a characteristic it shares with the X95 but Princess so far not using in any of its smaller models.  The Y95 also breaks Princess record for the largest amount of glazing ever used in a Yacht build in Plymouth.  The standard layout of the Y95 offers five guest cabins, including an owners stateroom on the forward main full body part of the main deck.  Hull one of the Princess Y95 is powered by twin Man 2000hp giving a top speed up to 24 knots.  Currently Princess has three more Y95 inbuilds.
Technical Data:
LOA - 29.10 m (95.6ft)
Hull Length - 28.5 m
Beam - 6.77 m
Draft - 1.97 m
Displacement - 102 t unloaded, 111 t medium load, 120 t loaded, 155 GT volume
Fuel Capacity - 13,818 l
Water Capacity - 1,865 l
Accommodation - ten guests in five cabins, three/four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 2000hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 24 knots max
Hull Shape - planning with wave piercer
Project - Pininfarina exterior, Olesinski naval architecture

October 19, 2022

New Model: Princess F65

During the 2022 Southampton boat show Princess have launched its awaited new F65, a replacement of the 2017 launched F62.  Designed by Pininfarina with Olesinski taking care of naval architecture the F65 is the flagship of the F for flybridge cruisers and yachts range which has characterized the British builder line up since ever, and today offers four models upwards of fourteen meters.  The F65 also completes the Pininfarina circle in this range with all the models now receiving the Pininfarina exterior design treatment.  A modern motor yacht which strikes a conservative balance with the exception of the large glazed hull window, the F65 has a main deck with an astern galley layout, dining area opposite, with one step up taking you into the lounging saloon to port side and helm station.  Down below the F65 is a four cabins layout, with a bunk fourth cabin plus two crew cabin aft.  The interior of the F65 can be finished in four wood finishes; three in different oak tonalities, or Walnut.  The Princess F65 is powered by twin Man 1200hp giving speeds up to 33 knots.  
Technical Data:
LOA - 20.30 m in pulpit (66.7ft), 20 m without pulpit
Beam - 5.10
Draft - 1.63 m
Displacement - 40,177 kg
Fuel Capacity - 4100 l
Water Capacity - 800 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, two crew in one cabin
Engines - 2 x Man V8 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 33 knots max
Project - Pininfarina exterior, Olesinski naval architecture  

September 23, 2022

Project: Princess Y80

Princess present the project for an all new Y80, a pocket super yacht designed by Pininfarina for external lines with Olesinski doing naval architecture.  The new Princess Y80 is a totally new yacht being a foot wider and a meter longer to the replacing Y78 launched in 2020, and follows similar lines to the Y72 presented in 2021 and one of the current best sellers from the Plymouth boat builder.  The Y80 has an standard interior with a main deck open galley layout, while the lower deck offers the standard plan of four double cabins with owners stateroom to midships.  For those wanting a more traditional main deck Princess will offer separate galley layout as is the same for the lower pilot house which can be split with optional partitions.  Another option in the Princess Y80 will be for the aft deck, which standard is in the traditional U-shaped dinette looking forward, but can be ordered in what is called the Infinity cockpit with opposite bench settees and uninterrupted aft views with a balustrade glass bulkhead.  Crew accommodation is for three persons in two cabins aft.  The Princess Y80 is to be powered by twin Man 1800hp with estimated top speeds up to 32 knots.

June 21, 2022

Project: Princess S72

Princess present the S72 project becoming the latest addition to the Plymouth boat builder renowned S Class sport bridge yachts family. Designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and Italian design house Pininfarina for exterior styling, the S72's sweeping profile features sleek lines and beautiful full-length hull windows. Equipped with twin Man 1650 standard or optional 1800 horsepower the S72 is estimated to have speeds up to 36 knots with the optional engine configuration.  The S72 will have a main deck with astern galley, while the lower deck is a four double cabins layout featuring a separate entrance midships owners stateroom.  A crew cabin sleeping two persons is located aft to starboard.  The Princess Y72 seems also to up the options in the wood finishing choice to the customer, with four wood options; three types of oak and walnut being available.

May 20, 2022

Project: Princess F65

The last fall might have been a quiet one to the usual standards from Princess, but for Spring 2022 the new model announcements by the British builder seems to be making up for it, with three still secretive projects plus an evolution of a current model being announced.  The most secretive of these three new project is the new F65, which is the next evolution of Princess bread and butter F for flybridge range.  So far little information if any is known of this nineteen meter motor yacht, which is to replace the F62 and fill the void left by the F70 which was replaced by the Y72 in 2021.  Design is trusted to Pininfarina for exterior looks with naval architecture to the since the eighties standing Olesinski.  The above rendering shows the Italian design firm using similar looks and curves as seen in the F45 and the Y72.  Lower deck layout is said to be a four double cabins, with a forward VIP, owners room at midships, and two twin berth cabins in between. 

March 11, 2022

New Model: Princess X80

In the end of 2021 Princess launched hull number one of its new X80, second X-range model which follows the 2019 launched X95, which some say its one of the ugliest yachts ever made and others saying it is an innovative design with purpose.  The new Princess X80 with Dusseldorf boat show cancelled was presented in a private boat show in Plymouth on end January 2022.  The X range like new latest Princesses is designed by Pininfarina with Olesinski taking care of engineering duties, and its purpose is to move away from traditional yacht design and maximize space.  Upwards of the main deck the recipe is different with Princess saying the X80 gives 30% more flybridge space, while lower deck and hull shape are standard, with a planning hull giving speeds up to 31 knots with twin 1900hp Man engines.  The Princess X80 comes with a couple of interesting choices; the first is to have an owners stateroom on the forward part of the main deck in replacement to a forward dinning area, the second is to have a fully enclosed or three part hard top option on the flybridge deck.   
Technical Data:
LOA - 25.17 m (82.7ft)
Beam - 6.07 m
Draft - 1.77 m
Displacement - 72813 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 7046 l
Water Capacity - 1400 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1900hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Project - Pininfarina design, Olesinski engineering

February 7, 2022

New Model: Princess V50

Princess present the new V50, its third generation model with this name, and an evolution of glazed hull surfaces on the 2018 presented model it replaces, which was an update in length to the 2013 presented V48.  It is more a styling exercise then other really fundamental changes here, with the big hull windows being the main difference to the previous V50.  The layout inside on both main and lower deck is unchanged, offering two cabins; a forward VIP, and a large midships owners room.  The Princess V50 is powered by twin Volvo 440hp or optional 480hp with IPS pod propulsion, these last engines pushing speed up to 32 knots in light load.  I do think that Princess here missed the chance in fitting the larger Volvo 550hp or 600hp engines pushing speeds to around the mid thirties, and more important having a bigger block pushing a fifteen meter sixteen ton plus sports yacht.  The main competition from Fairline and Azimut are both offered with this bigger set up.
Technical Data:
LOA - 16.02 m (52.7ft) incl pulpit
LOA - 15.3 m exl pulpit
Beam - 4.08 m
Draft - 1.09 m
Displacement - 15898 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 1550 l
Water Capacity - 414 l
Accommodation - four berths in two cabins, plus two in convertible dinette
Engines - 2 x Volvo D6 440hp, D6 480hp
Propulsion - Volvo forward looking dual propeller IPS pod drives
Speed - 31 knots with 440hp, 32 knots with 480hp
Project - Bernard  Olesinski

December 14, 2021

Project: Princess V50

Princess present the project for a third generation V50, available as a deck saloon or Open model set to launch in Dusseldorf 2022.  This new V50 replaces the popular second generation V50 which came with the extension in length larger bathing platform to the V48 launched in 2013. Crafted with a new hull mould, this made to put the new glazing which now shows up nearly for all the hull length from fore to aft, similar to what is on the larger new V55 or on the newer more recent Princess models. Princess is promising improvements in all area to the out going second generation V50.  The Princess V50 mark.3 will be powered by twin Volvo 435hp or 480hp with IPS pod drives which are good for speeds up to thirty knots.  Once you modify the mould to put larger glazing it is a bit a pity that the Princess engineers did not try to put larger D8 550hp or 600hp units which would have delivered more decent performances upwards of thirty knots. 

September 7, 2021

New Model: Princess Y72

Princess present the new Y72, entry level of the Y class range which spans four models from 22 to 28 meters.  The Y72 continues the long standing since 1980s Princess collaboration with Olesinski for hull lines, and gets exterior looks by Pininfarina.  The Italian house coming to work for Princess, since the 2018 introduced R35.  While the Italian design firm might seem a blink for many, it has been doing yachts since the 1980s.  Finished to high standards throughout, the new Y72s design features are comparable to those of larger Y Class yachts. Her single spacious saloon has a sociable layout with a bar area and open plan astern galley, complemented by a multi-zone Naim audio system. Eight guests are accommodated across four well-appointed en suite cabins with the full beam master stateroom accessible via a private stairway from the saloon. There is a further aft cabin with two berths for crew or occasional guests.  The Princess Y72 is powered by standard twin Man 1400hp, and or optional 1650hp engines.
Technical Data:
LOA - 22.80 m (74.9ft)
Length - 22.31
Beam - 5.45 m 
Draft - 1.72 m
Displacement - 53300kg half load
Fuel Capacity - 4500 l
Water Capacity - 909 l
Accommodation - eight guest berths in four cabins, four crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1400hp, V12 1650hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 34 knots max with Man 1650hp, 30 knots with 1400hp
Project - Pininfarina exterior, Olesenski hull and naval architecture

August 5, 2021

New Model: Princess Y78

Princess present the new Y78, featuring the latest in exterior design and interior materials and finishes. Her flexible deck layout features a walkthrough foredeck with U-shaped seating and sunbathing area, whilst her flybridge aft has space for free standing furniture or can accommodate a crane and a tender. Natural light flows in to her main deck through extended window lines and a unique full-height window on the port side to make the free standing dining area a spectacular place to entertain. Forward on the lower deck, all three guest cabins are en suite whilst a dedicated staircase leads to the owner’s stateroom amidships via a private lobby area. The Princess Y78 is powered by twin Man 1800hp with top speeds up to 36 knots.
Technical Data:
LOA - 24.67 m (80.9ft)
Length - 24.2 m
Beam - 5.76 m
Draft - 1.72 m
Displacement - 54085 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 6000 l
Water Capacity - 1350 l
Accommodation - eight berths in four cabins, three crew in two cabins
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1800hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 36 knots max

March 25, 2021

New Model: Princess S62

Princess present the new S62, a powerful yet elegant sport yacht with sport bridge.  The S62 sleek exterior styling presents a dynamic, agile stance, while an optimised hull form powered by twin Man 1200hp engines will manage speeds up to 38 knots. The S62 also features an electro-hydraulic bathing platform which offers a convenient launch system for tenders, a jet ski, or simply a secluded swimming platform. The Princess S62 offers a galley aft arrangement and an open-plan dining area with sliding doors and a fully opening window leading out to the cockpit. Below deck, six guests are comfortably accommodated across an en-suite full-beam owner’s stateroom and two further guest cabins with the option of an additional crew cabin aft.
Technical Data:
LOA - 19.17 m (62.9ft) with pulpit
LOA - 18.9 m
Beam - 4.87 m
Draft - 1.46 m
Displacement - 28857 kg medium load
Fuel Capacity - 3250 l
Water Capacity - 603 l
Accommodation - six guest berths in three cabins, optional one crew cabin berth
Engines - 2 x Man V12 1200hp
Propulsion - line shaft
Speed - 38 knots max
Project - Olesinski

July 24, 2020

Project: Princess X80

Following in the wake of the successful launch of the X95, Princess announce a new addition to the X-range. Due to take to the water next year, the X80 becomes the second member of the X Class ‘Superfly’ family. The Princess X80, follows the X95 concept defined by large, adaptable spaces offering flexible accommodation. Yet again, Princess is boldly re-writing the rules of yacht design and architecture by incorporating the concept of a ‘super flybridge’ featuring extensive outdoor space, offering the owner and guests a real al fresco living opportunity. The X80 has been painstakingly designed to offer the most versatile and accommodating experience, while keeping design and style at the forefront.  Princess long-standing partner, Olesinski, has again partnered with Italian design heavyweights Pininfarina to create the ultimate in yacht design.  Following the sophisticated sculpted surfaces and long flowing lines of the X95, the X80 represents a striking design concept whilst at the same time maintaining the well respected and internationally recognized classic Princess design language.  Over recent years there has been a quiet revolution in the methods used to design a Princess hull. Years of experience building fast and seaworthy hulls are now complemented by cutting edge simulation techniques . For the X80, this approach has led to efficiencies across the speed range whilst ensuring the high levels of sea-keeping and predictable handling. Fitted with twin Man 1900hp the X80 will reach speeds up to thirty knots.  The stature of the X80 profile is defined through the increased height of the bulwarks, topsides and enclosed wheelhouse.  Her ‘S’ shaped canopy flows into the flybridge deck to balance the visual weight and disguise the volume of the expansive sky lounge. The X80 brings the outside in through the maximization of glazing which flows along the entire length of the main deck encasing the saloon, galley and forward dining area.  The use of light and innovative design continues below decks where 8 guests are accommodated across four cabins, a full beam master stateroom located amidships, a forward guest stateroom, a double guest to starboard and a twin cabin to port. Located aft of the main accommodation is the crew quarters which can accommodate three crew with the standard layout.