Three new models for the UK shipyard: they debuted in Düsseldorf and are ready to reach the best marinas. From Princess Yachts here’s Y85, V78 and F45.
Princess Y85: the contemporary motoryacht
Designed by Princess Yachtsin collaboration with long-time partner Princess Yachtsand Italian styling house Princess Yachts, the new Y85 joins the other models in the range, Y75 and Y88. The exteriors differ from the largest sibling, combining a sculptural elegance and simplicity of forms thanks to straight lines and square windows.
Inside there’s four cabins with en-suites and a crew area for three, while the main deck features large convivial areas, plus a partially-separate galley (it can turn between an open and an one at the touch of a button) and even a day toilet.
It’s on the sun deck though where guests will prefer to stay during cruising: a large dining area sits opposite a wet bar, barbecue and fridge, further complemented by a large aft sunpad and forward-facing seating either side of the helm position. A hard-top is optional. Among the amenities, beside the refined details hand crafted in Plymouth, there’s a Naim audio system for the exterior spaces.
Princess Y85 is pushed by two MAN V12 engines and the yard claims a top speed north of 30 knots and a 13% efficiency improvement. on the previous model.
Princess V78: grace, space and pace
Ok, the words come from a ’60s Jaguar, but they perfectly fit to our V78, the new flagship of the V line-up by Princess Yachts: sport coupes with much attention to luxury, as you can expect from a brand part of LVMH Group.
The dynamic qualities granted by the low center of gravity match the performance given by two MAN V12 units which push the Princess V78 to 39 knots.
The exterior look is unmistakably Princess, and keeps in particular the V-range family feeling in the side window design. An ample cockpit, made to be enjoyed all the time (the galley is in the back), leads via sliding doors into a bright main saloon, which can be opened up further thanks to the generous sunroof.
Below deck there’s four cabins with en-suites and additional space for one crew.
Princess F45 Flybridge: dynamism where needed
As compared to the smallest of the Flybridge range F43, the new Princess F45 sports a totally different look, definitely more contemporary.
It’s more dynamic and even more up to date with the actual family feeling of the brand. Yes, once again it’s the side windows we’re thinking of. The square lines deliver class-leading living space with a focus on the main deck: the galley is aft, towards the cockpit, and the latter features an optional electronic sliding transom couch to give priority to the table or the swim platform, at the touch of a button.
In the engine room there’s space for two Volvo units coupled to IPS 600 transmissions. Princess Yachts’ construction, which uses vacuum-infused resin, grants stiffness and weight saving and allow a top speed of 31 knots. The two cabins belowdecks are very large, with the master taking the full beam, and both feature their own bathroom.