Princess announces 8-yacht line-up for Cannes show
Princess Yachts has announced an eight-yacht line-up for this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival 2022, including the world premiere of the new Princess V50 Open.
The Princess V50 Open features Princess’ latest advancement of its unique deep-V hull, which the boatbuilder says is designed to deliver impeccable seakeeping and handling.
Also on display will be the flagship Princess X95, the Y85, all three models from the S Class range (the S78, S66 and S62), plus two models from the V Class range (the V55 and V40).
In addition, the luxury yacht manufacturer will reveal further information on the latest member of the Y Class, the Y80. The 25-metre motor yacht features multiple configurable layout options to adapt to customers’ lifestyles.
“We are delighted to return to Cannes in 2022 in full force with an exciting line-up of new Princess craft,” says Will Green, executive sales and marketing director. “We will also be able to share the latest news of new projects both in build and under development as the next twelve months will represent a record year of all-new launches from Princess: the V50 -Open here in Cannes, followed by the new raised-pilothouse Y95, flybridge F65, the X80, V50 Deck Saloon, S72 and Y80.”
Discover Princess’ line-up at Cannes Yachting Festival, Vieux Port Jetée 114, from the 6-11 September.
Designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and Italian design house, Pininfarina, the V50 has been created using all-new hull, deck and canopy moulds to redefine one of the core models in the range.
At the heart of the new deep-V hull are compact, yet highly efficient, twin Volvo IPS650 engines that can deliver maximum speeds of over 30 knots. The cockpit arrangement and bathing platform have been designed to maximise outdoor living space, with an elongated canopy providing a comfortable shaded area. The main deck features a U-shaped dining area with an outdoor galley. Further forward, the raised bespoke twin helm seats give the helmsman and navigator clear sightlines through the single-pane windscreen. The large sliding roof section with integrated glazing above offers the total flexibility of an open boating experience.
Princess Yachts’ ‘Superfly’ X Class range has large, adaptable spaces that can be used and formatted in numerous ways, it offers the owner and guests a flexible boating lifestyle. Both the flybridge and main deck interior space cover almost the full length of the yacht, creating the Super Flybridge – the X Class’ defining characteristic. It’s said this new layout provides 10 per cent more outdoor space and 40 per cent more indoor space than a traditional motor yacht.
The flybridge focuses on al-fresco living and relaxing. A large dining area sits opposite a fully equipped wet bar, barbecue and fridge, and there is a large aft sunpad and forward-facing seating either side of the helm position, where guests can take shade underneath the optional louvred hardtop.
The flagship of the S Class range, the S78, has a resin-infused hull which Princess says delivers ‘exceptional performance with breath-taking agility up to 39 knots’. The model has a hydraulic bathing platform and 4.45m tender garage with an integrated tender launch system. The main deck saloon seamlessly connects to the outside world through full-length side windows.
The S66’s sporting credentials are underlined by a lightweight deep-V hull coupled with the latest MAN V12-1400 engines to deliver 38 knots. There is sweeping panoramic glazing sections on both the hull and superstructure. Designed for outdoor lifestyles, the S66 offers generously appointed deck areas which include a foredeck seating area, whilst it’s said her hydraulic bathing platform and 3.3m tender garage are the perfect base for water sports.
Like its larger siblings, the S62 is built upon Princess’ V-shaped hull and, coupled with the latest MAN V8-1200 engines, reaches speeds of up to 38 knots. Designed for a sporting lifestyle, an electro-hydraulic bathing platform creates a convenient launch system for a 3.3m tender, a jet ski, or a secluded base from which to swim. The S62 has an aft galley and open-plan dining area, whilst below deck, six guests are comfortably accommodated across an en-suite full-beam owner’s stateroom and two further guest cabins, with the option of an additional crew cabin aft.
The V55 sports yacht has a V hull and compact, efficient, high-power twin Volvo D13 engines that deliver up to 2,000mhp combined and a top speed of over 35 knots. Her main deck has an expansive cockpit that features a large L-shaped seating area with additional seating aft around a substantial folding teak table, and a wet bar and electric barbecue. There is also a large sunpad located aft of the cockpit and a further foredeck seating and sunbathing area.
The V40 is a compact sports yacht designed for socialising. Her spacious cockpit has a well-equipped wet bar and there is the option to specify a convertible sunbed aft. Portlight window glazing runs almost the entire length of the hull flooding the saloon and cabins with light. Below deck, there’s a spacious saloon and well-equipped galley. The forward cabin has an en-suite bathroom with secondary access to the saloon, whilst the aft cabin can be fitted with optional sliding berths to provide easy conversion to a double bed when required.
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