Motorboat & Yachting: Princess Motor Yachts Sales has announced a new partnership with Chris-Craft, which will see the American range sold in the Balearic Islands.
Princess Motor Yacht Sales have more than 20 years’ experience of selling in the Balearics, and wants to unlock the potential of Chris-Craft models in this area of the Mediterranean.
The company has already spent upwards of £100,000 on setting up a dedicated Chris-Craft sales and service centre at Puerto Portals Marina in Mallorca, and appointed Matthaeus Grasl as Sales Manager.
Max Whale from Princess Motor Yacht Sales praised the Chris-Craft range and says: “The attention to detail is simply exceptional and we felt that the range sits well alongside Princess. There is scope to personalise each boat, and, with the timeless design and craftsmanship, we are certain there will be a lot of interest”.
Chris-Craft has a substantial following in the Mediterranean, with its most recent model, the Launch 36 receiving high praise upon its launch at the 2015 Cannes Yachting Festival.
Demonstrator models based in Port Adriano and Cala D’Or include the Capri 25 and Corsair 28.
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