Triple launch for Princess at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show

Triple launch for Princess at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show

The 2013 PSP Southampton Boat Show will see the world launches of three new models from Princess Yachts International . The all new Princess 88 Motor Yacht will make her international debut alongside the new Princess V48, the first ever Princess IPS craft, and the new Princess 43.

The Princess 88 Motor Yacht features an all-new infused long range hull. On the main deck, a powered balcony can be specified which folds from the starboard side deck, connecting the saloon with a secluded anchorage through sliding glass doors. Princess - 88 saloon

Below decks, owners can specify four or five en-suite cabins. A forward VIP stateroom, starboard double and twin port cabin are accompanied by either a full beam owner’s stateroom or two further en-suite double cabins amidships. Crew are accommodated aft of the machinery space where the quarters comprise of a captains double cabin, a twin cabin and a crew mess area. This can be alternatively arranged to accommodate three crew cabins if required.

Another addition to the Princess Flybridge range is the new Princess 43. The 43 offers scope for outdoor entertaining including a spacious flybridge with an alfresco dining area as well as seating forward which converts into a sunbed and additional seating around a folding teak table in the cockpit. Princess - 43 exterior The flybridge can also be specified with a wetbar with electric barbecue if desired.

Twin transom doors lead to the bathing platform, which can be optionally specified with an electro-hydraulic raise/lower mechanism aiding the launch and recovery of the tender or transforming the area into a submersible beach. Sliding glass doors lead from the cockpit to the contemporary saloon. The 43 features large windows in the style seen on the new Princess 52 which fill the main deck with natural light and ensure views and excellent visibility from the lower helm. The 43 offers accommodation for up to six guests with two en-suite cabins, including an owner’s cabin and twin guest cabin which can be optionally specified with electrically powered sliding berths to convert to a double bed, and saloon seating which can be converted to a double berth for occasional guests.

And the third launch is the Princess V48, a sports yacht with a light-weight, resin infused hull that Princess says is designed to quicken the transition to plane and so improve efficiency. The V48 has the latest Volvo IPS engines and drive system aimed at making tight marina manoeuvres simple. The main deck features an enclosed saloon which can be transformed via a large powered roof and triple sliding doors that connect to the aft cockpit to create one large alfresco area. Princess - V48 Deep teak steps either side of the cockpit lead through transom gates to the bathing platform which is large enough to stow a 3.5m tender and can be fitted with a raise/lower mechanism making water sports easily accessible.

Below decks the lower saloon is located adjacent to the galley. Two large en-suite cabins provide the accommodation, and include what Princess describes as ‘a vast and exceptionally light owner’s stateroom amidships’ and a forward guest cabin with the option of a ‘scissor berth’ system to create a double or twin beds as required.

The new Princess 82 Motor Yacht and Princess 52 are also making their first appearances at the show. Princess stand is at E056, and its boats can be found at berths: M483, M485, M487, M489, M491, M493, M495, M497, M499, M501, M503, M505 and M507.

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