Global debut of the all-new Princess Y72 motor yacht at Cannes evidences commitment to sustainability and reduced environmental impacts leading to new initiatives and innovative partnerships
Princess Yachts, the UK’s leading luxury yacht manufacturer, displayed eight yachts at the Cannes Yachting Festival this year, including the global debut of the all-new Princess Y72 motor yacht and the European premier of award-winning Princess X95, the first model in Princess’s new ‘super flybridge’ X Class. The complete S Class range comprising of the S62, S66 and the S78 in addition to the F50 and the F55 plus the dynamic V60 make up the exceptional line-up at Vieux Port, Jetee 114, from 7-12 September.
On the first day of the show, Boat Lagoon Yachting Co., Ltd, representative of Princess Yachts South East Asia held an exclusive press call where Kiran, Chief Marketing Officer, hosted a walkthrough tour of Princess Yachts stand as well as the all new Princess Y72 and the top of the Line – Princess X95. Princess Yachts also announced their continued commitment to setting industry benchmarks in sustainability and reduced environmental impact with some exciting news about partnerships and new innovations.
The all-new Princess Y72
Designed by the Princess Design Studio in collaboration with naval architects Olesinski and Italian design house, Pininfarina, the all-new Y72 is instantly recognisable as a member of the Y Class. Featuring the very latest in Princess exterior design and interior finishes, with beautifully sculpted exterior forms, she is fitted with expansive full-length hull windows, also seen on the highly anticipated flagship of the range, the Y95, due to launch in 2022. Indoor and outdoor living areas are optimized to create sociable yet practical spaces, whilst powerful twin MAN V 12 1650mhp engines provide up to 34 knots of power.
The ‘Superfly’ X95
Princess Yachts’ new ‘Superfly’ X Class range re-defines the practical potential and lifestyle options aboard with a complete re-think of yacht architecture. Designed in collaboration with Olesinski and Pininfarina, the X 95 is the first model in Princess Yachts’ new X Class. Challenged with setting a new standard of layout excellence, which is defined by large, adaptable spaces that can be used and formatted in numerous ways, it offers the owner and guests a uniquely 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’s defining characteristic. This new layout provides 10% more outdoor space and 40% more indoor space than a traditional motor yacht.
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The award-winning Princess F 55 flybridge delivers magnificent performance and uncompromising comfort in equal measure. Designed for outdoor living, her 17.80m2 flybridge features a convertible sunbed, twin helm seats, a wetbar and ergonomic dining areas. Below deck, both the master stateroom and forward cabin feature large double beds whilst the starboard guest cabin with two single beds can also be converted in to a double. Together with its expansive saloon and hull windows, that flood each deck with light, this oasis of calm can then be propelled to a top speed approaching 33 knots.
The F50 flybridge combines classic Princess flybridge qualities of innovative use of space, supreme focus on quality of design and manufacture, and superb performance and sea keeping.
Princess Design Studio and Olesinski ensured the F50 delivers technical innovations that make her feel as spacious above deck as below. Sporting a full-beam owner’s stateroom, elegant hull-length windows and luxurious materials, the F50 offers class-leading space. The efficient twin Volvo D8-IPS 800 (2 x 600 mhp) engines combine with Princess’s unique resin-infused deep-V hull for a top speed of up to 36 knots.
The flagship of the S Class range, the exhilarating S78 perfectly balances luxury and scintillating performance. A resin-infused hull delivers exceptional performance with breath-taking agility up to 39 knots. When at anchor, peacefulness descends onto her generously appointed deck areas whilst her hydraulic bathing platform and 4. 45m tender garage with integrated tender launch system become the perfect base for watersports. Her interior inspires relaxation with a range of exclusive furnishings, ambient lighting and a cavernous main deck saloon, seamlessly connected 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. Princess Design Studio’s design language is evidenced by the sweeping panoramic glazing sections on both the hull and superstructure. Designed for outdoor lifestyles, the S66 offers generously appointed deck areas, which include a spacious foredeck seating area, whilst her hydraulic bathing platform and 3. 3m tender garage become the perfect base for water sports.
Like its larger siblings, the S62 is built upon Princess’s renowned V-shaped hull and coupled with the latest MAN V8 1200 engines, meaning outstanding seakeeping and speeds of up to 38 knots. Designed from the outset for a sporting lifestyle, an electro-hydraulic bathing platform creates a convenient launch system for a 3. 3m tender, a jet ski, or simply a secluded base from which to swim. The S62 is designed for entertaining alfresco with an aft galley and open-plan dining area. Below deck, six guests are comfortably accommodated across an ensuite full-beam owner’s stateroom and two further guest cabins with the option of an additional crew cabin aft.
Dynamic, yet agile, this addition to the V Class range is sure to delight the adventurous with its incredible performance and sea-keeping, fantastic handling and ability to reach speeds up to 38 knots. This progressive sports yacht pushes the boundaries in terms of design and innovation with its unique deep-V hull, ensuring fuel and space efficiencies
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