The yacht brand of LVMH Group introduces Princess 70, the latest addition to the Flybridge range. It’s a blend of many factors, which make it a balanced yacht with a spacious and proportioned sundeck.
Entering the large range of models of the English boatbuilder, the Princess 70 is the largest in the F family. The exterior lines carry the unmistakable family feeling underlined by the shape of the hull portholes (actually they’re windows). Of course it’s not all about elegance or sleekness: one of the requirements of the project was the chance for flexible and practical living. This, and an efficient cruising capability.
Let’s start from the top
The 26 sqm flybridge features a large U-shaped dining area, served by a wet bar with barbecue. To aft, a sunpad and a forward seating area adjacent to the helm that also converts into a sunbed.
Getting down onto the main deck, an aft galley arrangement opens out towards the cockpit, offering the chance to chose between two places where to have meals: a sociable al fresco dining solution, and a more formal dining table in the saloon. The two can easily be isolated into separate spaces, thanks to large glass sliding doors. Huge panoramic windows fill the space with natural light.
Forward in the saloon are two more seating areas, as well as a 49″ TV screen and entertainment system. A side door allows the helmsman access to the passageway; while the dashboard will be equipped with top-of-the-range Raymarine electronics.
Princess 70 has been designed
for enjoyment and efficiency,
and should reach 36 knots
with two 1400 HP engines
On the foredeck, where the privacy is granted, there is a forward facing sofa and table, as well as a large sun pad. The lower deck boasts 4 cabins, including a full beam master to aft with a dedicated private staircase, a forward VIP guest cabin and 2 twin cabins. Given the size of the yacht, 4 heads were not possible so the third one will serve two cabins. The aforementioned portholes, which in fact can be deemed proper windows, run all around the hull sides and ensure the cabins are bright and well ventilated. To the extreme aft a crew cabin has its own heads.
The variable deadrise of the Flybridge class has so far been a guarantee of enjoyment and efficiency, as the shape provides high lift and low drag, enabling the yacht to achieve lower planing speeds. Princess 70 has been designed following this path, and should reach 36 knots with a couple of MAN V12 1400 HP engines. A fuel capacity of 4,100 liters ensures a pretty long cruising range, widening the options when leaving the port.
Princess 70 will be officially launched in September at the 2018 Cannes Yachting Festival, where also the sporty V60 should be on display.