Motorboat & Yachting: The S-class range is expanding, with the Princess S65 due to be unveiled in the autumn, the Plymouth yard has announced.
Princess Yachts has announced a new S-class model that will be launched in the autumn, known as the Princess S65. The new arrival follows on from the launch of the S72, which was billed as a sportsbridge – as it combines the best bits of both a flybridge and sportscruiser.
The layout on the Princess S65 will include an aft galley across from the main dining area, which is connected to the cockpit by an electrically-opening aft window.
Below decks, Princess will fit four cabins and three heads compartments as standard, with a rear crew cabin offered as an optional extra. Other key features include a transom garage that can swallow up a tender measuring up to 3.3m (10’10”).
Engine options haven’t been disclosed yet, but the Princess S65 has been designed to hit a top speed of 38 knots, with a fast cruising speed of 30 knots.
It is not yet clear which autumn boat show Princess will choose for the unveiling of the S65, but all the key details will be revealed on MBY.com as soon as we get them.
Successor to the popular Princess 42 will launch at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show – Is this the best kept secret in the world of motorboats? MBM has learned that Princess will be launching a replacement for its all-conquering 42 flybridge at this year’s Southampton Boat Show.
The 42 was a monumental success for Princess, with over 300 built. So, with some refreshing honesty, “Big shoes to fill” is how Princess Yachts International is describing its new 43.
Looking to follow the same two-cabin layout as the outgoing 42, the 43 takes its styling and execution from more recent models like the 52. Sharp minimalist exterior styling mixes with a more contemporary interior. You can bet it will be a big boat, and with huge saloon windows the onboard experience should be sizeably impressive.
Up top the flybridge echoes the 52 with a wet bar and social seating aft. By the helm, there is more seating, converting to a sunbed. Twin transom doors and an optional high/low bathing platform are also offered.
Princess is renowned for introducing new models at very competitive levels and a base price of £390,000 exc VAT keeps the 43 within touching distance of the old 42.
The 43 will be available for viewing at the 2013 Southampton Boat Show on Berth M483.
Pick up the September issue (on sale 15 August) of MBM for full boat show listings for Cannes, Southampton, Amsterdam and many more. Plus, read reviews of the boats set to star this autumn, including the new Princess V48 and Fairline Targa 48.
Princess 43 Specification
LOA 47ft 6in (14.5m)
Beam: 13ft 11in (4.25m)
Engines: Twin Volvo Penta D6-370hp / 435hp shaftdrive
Max speed: 30 knots estimated