The British boatbuilder will take to France the all-new Princess R35, Princess V60 and Princess F70.
They will be exhibited to public for the first time on September 11th when the Yachting Festival will begin in Cannes. The small one, named Princess R35, is the first in a new class of performance yachts. The other two, Princess V60 and Princess F70, are part of two well consolidated line-ups of open and flybridge boats respectively. Along with the 3 debuts, S78 and V50 will touch the water for the first time after debuting last January at boot Düsseldorf.
Three models, three sizes, three segments
As we said, the R35 is the first Princess in the new R Class. It combines very high performance (up to 50knots), contemporary design, and race-bred technology, supposedly in the same high quality standards from the shipyard, part of LVMH Group.
Designed in partnership with world-famous Ben Ainslie Racing Technologies (BAR Technologies) and Pininfarina, the R35 features the new Active Foil System, along with the use of carbon fiber. The cabin delivers a comfortable and luxurious space, while a bathroom with shower and a U-shaped dinette (which turns into a second bed with blinds) will grant a sporty and classy couple a nice weekend cruise. When even the water becomes boring, guests onboard can enjoy a 32-inch LED television, complete with Blu-ray CD/DVD player and a Naim hi-fi system.
As customary on Princess,
contemporary design, skilled
craftsmanship and attention
to detail are evident throughout
Dynamic and agile, Princess V60 is capable of reaching speeds up to 38 knots. Its deep-V hull ensures fuel and space efficiencies, while open-boating life is granted by the electric sunroof and the sliding doors onto the cockpit featuring a wetbar with barbecue and coolbox. The electro-hydraulic garage door hides a 3.3m tender, and for those who prefer a little privacy on board the foredeck has a seating area and forward sunbathing area with the option of a large sun awning.
Below, three cabins host six guests. An owner’s stateroom features a sofa plus plenty of storage and a private ensuite. A forward double cabin and starboard twin cabin with optional electric sliding bunks share the forward bathroom. A crew cabin with toilet and ample storage is also available as an option.
As customary on Princess, contemporary design, skilled craftsmanship and attention to detail are evident throughout, from the curvature of the furniture, to the luxurious upholstery with hand-stitching. Sporty, but classy.
The new Princess F70 catches the eye (or better, doesn’t catch the eye) for the sober and proportioned look, which also meets the demand for flexible and practical living. The large 26.6m2 flybridge features a U-shaped dining area, served by a wetbar with barbecue, aft sunpad and a forward seating area adjacent to the helm that also converts into a sunbed. Clever use of space ensures distinct areas to relax and socialize in. On the main deck, an aft galley arrangement opens towards the cockpit, offering an al fresco dining solution with a more formal dining table in the saloon, easily isolated into two separate spaces, thanks to large glass sliding doors. Huge side windows flood the space with natural light and bring the outside world in. On the foredeck, there is a forward facing sofa and optional coffee table, as well as a spacious sun pad to create a good space to enjoy an aperitif and watch the sun go down.
A pantograph door allows the helmsman easy access to the side deck from the helm station, which is equipped with Raymarine touchscreens and plotters. The lower deck boasts four cabins, including a full beam master stateroom aft with a dedicated private staircase, a forward VIP guest cabin and two twin cabins. Windows throughout the lower accommodation areas ensure the cabins are bright, and opening portholes allow fresh air in to all the cabins.
As other models in the Flybridge class, Princess F70 sports a variable deadrise hull, which provides greater lift and less drag, enabling her to achieve lower planing speeds but still reach up to 36 knots with MAN V12 1400 hp engines.