Princess Yachts, the UK’s largest luxury yacht manufacturer, has showcased a seven-yacht line-up at this year’s Cannes Yachting Festival 2022, including the world premiere of the all-new Princess V50 Open.
The Princess V50 Open features Princess’ latest advancement of their unique deep-V hull design to deliver impeccable seakeeping and handling.
Also on display is the flagship Princess X95, 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 to Princess’ line-up, the British brand has revealed further information on the latest member of the Y Class, the all-new Y80. The 25-metre motor yacht features multiple configurable layout options to adapt to customers’ lifestyles.
Now in its 45th year, the Cannes Yachting Festival with take place at Vieux Port, with the Princess stand located at Jetee 114.
Will Green, executive sales and marketing director, says: “We are delighted to return to Cannes in 2022 in full force with an exciting line-up of new Princess craft. 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.”
The all-new Princess V50 Open
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 twin Volvo IPS650 engines that can deliver maximum speeds of over 30 knots. Princess’s design team have designed the cockpit arrangement and bathing platform to maximise outdoor living space, with an elongated canopy which provides a comfortable shaded area to escape the heat of the sun, while being in a position to fully appreciate the yacht’s balanced performance.
The main deck features a U- shaped dining area with an outdoor galley opposite. Further forward, the helmsman and navigator are perfectly positioned, the bespoke twin helm seats raised for clear sightlines through the single-pane windscreen. The large sliding roof section with integrated glazing above offers the flexibility of an open boating experience.
Other boats on display:
Princess Yachts says its ‘Superfly’ X Class range re-defines the practical potential and lifestyle options aboard with a complete re-think of yacht architecture. Challenged with setting a new standard of layout excellence, it is defined by large, adaptable spaces that can be used and formatted in numerous ways.
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 is said to provide 10 per cent more outdoor space and 40 per cent more indoor space than a traditional motor yacht.
The flagship of the S Class range, the exhilarating S78 perfectly balances luxury and performance. A resin-infused hull combines agility with high performance and speeds of up to 39 knots. A hydraulic bathing platform and 4.45m tender garage with an integrated tender launch system become the perfect base for watersports. The 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 a 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 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 sits at the heart of the shipyard’s V Class line-up. The yacht’s innovative V- shaped hull provides the foundation to the V55’s agility and ability to deliver on a clear brief for the modern sports yacht owner’s demands – elegance of form, quality of materials, perfect practicality and inspiring dynamics.
At the heart of the V hull’s stability and predictability is the compact, efficient, high-power twin Volvo D13 engines that deliver up to 2,000 mhp combined and a top speed of over 35 knots. With new standards of refinement in interior fixtures, fittings and definition of space, and a striking exterior design language recognisable by the new exterior V Class windows and rakish profile, Princess says there is a clear purpose of design.
The V40’s ultra-responsive handling and thrilling acceleration is something to behold, especially when the sunroof is open, creating over 5 square metres of open space, it’s a true open boating experience. Progressive lines have been created with new port light window glazing running almost the entire length of the hull flooding the saloon and cabins with light. Interior highlights include a pewter grey and off- white palette that is both modern and elegant.