The 23-meter motor yacht by the British boatbuilder is the latest addition to the Y Class range. Princess Y72 comes up beside the Y78 and Y85, waiting for the flagship Y95 in 2022.
Princess Yachts, luxury brand in the portfolio of LVMH group, have announced a new model entering the flybridge Y Class range, named simply Y72.
Designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and Italian design studio Pininfarina, she takes influence from her larger sisters Y85 and Y78, but has also design clues seen in the renderings of Y95, the flagship which will be in the water in the next year.
Many options ror Princess Y72, but luxury is standard
The first feature that catches the eye is the hull side windows, with full-length curvy lines.
Despite not being from a Mediterranean shipyard, Princess Y72 is designed for outdoor living, with an optional extended hardtop and electric opening glass panel.
On the flybridge there is space for a U-shaped dining area with teak table (handcrafted, Princess underlines), situated opposite to a fully equipped wetbar with electric barbecue, sink and drawer fridge. The aft sunpad can be replaced with three sunbeds or an optional crane to lift and stow a Williams Sportjet 395 or equivalent tender. To bow of the sundeck, a second U-shaped seating area and sunpad complete the offer.
A submersible bathing platform can haul and launch the said Williams Sportjet 395, or a Seadoo Spark (or equivalent water toy).
Let’s move inside from the cockpit, which is connected to the main saloon via a sliding door opening to starboard, with hinge-up window above the galley bar top.
Upon entering, there’s a dining area and an open galley, including an island bar with optional stools. Moving forward you encounter a U-shaped seating area with Princess Design Studio coffee table featuring a smoked grey glass top and a sculpted hardwood base. An additional sofa is positioned to port. The dual helm station with Bőning monitoring and controls for all engine instrumentation is complemented by a raised forward L-shaped sofa.
On-board entertainment is provided by a 55-inch TV that can be raised and lowered electronically, plus a Naim audio system also fitted in the flybridge and master stateroom as standard.
As we have ideally moved belowdeck, here’s a brief description to accompany the images. In the forward section six guests have three cabins filled with light from the aforementioned full-length hull glazing.
_A dedicated staircase leads from the main deck to the full-beam owner’s stateroom amidships, via a private lobby connected to the saloon.
The master cabin features a sofa, dressing area and vanity desk wrapped and stitched in Livorno Stone leather.
An additional en-suite cabin with two single beds is positioned aft for crew or occasional guests.
_Of course there’s a selection of colors, timbers and materials for the interiors, with extended teak as standard.
Galley worktops are supplied in quartz and all bathrooms feature formed solid surface worktops, with floors in either solid surface or in optional marble, granite or quartz.
Princess Y72 is not a slow yacht either. She can be fitted with twin MAN V12 engines, delivering 1400 or 1650 hp, with the latter pushing the Y72 up to 34 knots (according to the statements). Gyroscopic or fin stabilization systems are available, while Princess’ deep-V hull design, developed with world-renowned naval architects at Olesinski, is a guarantee of comfort and seaworthiness.
The numbers of Princess Y72
22.8 m (74ft 9in)
5.45 m (17ft 11in)
1.72 m (5ft 8in)
Displacement (half load)
4,500 l (1189 US gal)
Fresh water reserve
909 l (240 US gal)
32-34 knots (2×1650) – 28-30 knots (2×1400)