A small industrial unit in Newport Street, Plymouth was the birthplace of Princess Yachts almost fifty years ago in 1965. Founded by ex Naval Officer David King, Princess has developed into a successful motor yacht builder, employing over 2000 people across 6 yards around Plymouth and building over 300 yachts annually. Heritage plays a big part in the success of the company. the chairman David King, still heads up the company and Newport Street remains the main factory site, having expanded to encompass the entire street plus reclaimed land out over the adjoining creek. Naval Architect Bernard Olesinski, has overseen the conception of the hull and superstructure elements of every new Princess Yacht for over thirty years. After achieving the Queens Award for Export in 1988, the company continues to expand globally to the extent that today 90% of production is exported. Princess Yachts was the first European company to be awarded ISO 14001 for its quality control and every model up to 85 feet meets RINA Green Plus. 80% of every Princess Yacht is constructed in house. Precision composite construction and resin infusion technology reduce weight, increasing fuel efficiency and performance while maximizing interior volume. Stiffer, stronger superstructures grant larger glazed areas giving the interiors more light and panoramic views. Princess deep V hulls deliver the a ride that ensures guests and crew are kept comfortable and safe.
It was only in March that Princess delivered the fourth M40 hull "X5" to her owner. Believe it or not, Princess has announced the launching of the fifth hull in the same series. If you thought X5 was distinctive enough with her sandy hull colour, this new yacht will surely set herself ahead of the pack in terms of instant recognition. The fifth hull is finished in a stunning turquoise colour and there is no mistaking her for any other M40-class yacht. The hull colour is somewhat reminiscent of the OceAnco build, "Sunrays".
The latest 'M'-class from UK builder Princess Yachts is here. The Princess 30'M' is currently under development at Princess' South Yard facility in Devonport, Plymouth. This particular model is expected to join the rest of the M Class range in 2015. The interior of the new 30 'M' will be done by the Princess team but to the whims and wishes of the new owner.
Princess Yachts has confirmed their involvement on a secretive small yacht project with BAR Technologies. Specifics surrounding the vessel are scarce hence why it is a hushed project. Princess will only confirm that the boat is in the mid-30-foot range saying it, "will bring speed, efficiency and new technology while remaining true to Princess’ core with high quality materials, comfort, seakeeping, craftsmanship and design that will stand the test of time."
This yacht was launched earlier in the month and to most of us, only known by her model name, the Princess 30M. It appears that her name is "Kohuba" and the first hull in the new 30M series is already conducting sea trials. Princess Yachts isn't playing around with this one as they need to get her ready for her world premiere at the Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany in January next year. The show itself is going to be running from January 23 to the 31st and if you want to glimpse the new Kohuba she'll be on display. Princess Yachts stand is set to be stand 6B21.
There have been a couple of new launches at Princess Yachts recently and one of them is the first hull in the new 30M series. The 30M series was only announced at the Cannes Yachting Festival last year, that would have been in September 2014. Thus, just over one year later we have the first hull in the flesh launched. She showcases a dark coloured hull with a contrasting white superstructure -fairly traditional in paint scheme-. The new yacht has been launched in time to conduct her sea trials satisfactorily and be prepared for the Dusseldorf Boat Show in Germany where she will make her debut.
British yacht builder Princess Yachts is preparing to display a strong line-up at the upcoming Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) early next month. The company says that they will have a 12-yacht strong display and that is sure to be impressive at the Bahia Mar Yachting Center, Face Dock 6. A couple yachts in that line-up will be making their North American debuts. The Princess 66 FLY will be making her Fort Lauderdale debut while the Princess 88 Motor Yacht and the V48 will be getting their their North American public starts.
UK builder Princess Yachts have a new model in the works currently and is looking to complete it by the Spring of 2016. We are talking about the new Princess 75, a fresh and new styling by the Princess Yacht design Studio. Spring 2016 is just around the corner and it is not that long a wait to see the real thing but for now we can look at two renders. One aspect you would recognize instantly is the design of the windows in the hull. Large rectangular ports are used, especially over-sized for the master suite midships. The glazing utilized on the superstructure is extensive and offers nearly full-height views to the outside world -a truly beautiful experience-.
UK yacht manufacturer Princess Yachts showcased their new S72 Sportbridge earlier in the year when she premiered at the Miami Yacht & Brokerage Show. She represents the first yacht in their new S Class range and features a design that is now an accustomed feature on Princess Yachts, sleek, sporty with ample viewing angles thanks to wide glass usage.
UK builder Princess Yachts has unveiled the final renderings for their first hull in the new 35-meter series. Of course, the 35-meter yacht works well for Princess and prospective owners as it fills the void between their 32-meter and 40-meter models. The first hull is currently under construction and infact it was sold back in August, 2013. The owner has ensured that they will be having all that they want onboard by being very involved in the design phases.