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Kent Clarke & Carter

Chatham Maritime Marina
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1634 571605

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If a social register existed for luxury cruising yachts, the Princess brand would be a mainstay on the list. Over the years, this English builder has brought many elegantly styled models to market, each marked by an impeccable build quality. In addition to its globally popular flybridge motor yacht range (sized from 42 to 98 feet), Princess offers V-Class sport yachts (39 to 85 feet) designed for performance cruising. More recently, the builder entered the superyacht market with the debut of its M-Class series that’s comprised of the 32 Meter and the new 40 Meter tri-deck, a landmark model for the yard as it’s the largest production-built motoryacht ever made in England—and also the largest resin-infused hull built in Britain.

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1987 Princess 385

£64,995 (Listed price: US$98,500)

Kent ,United Kingdom

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A nice flybridge motor yacht, this example of a Princess 385 is in excellent condition inside and out and maintained to the highest standards. She is ready to go for the 2014 season having just been antifouled and her hull polished (December 2013), Comfortable accommodation between two cabins and ready to go for her new owners at a very realistic price! This motor yacht must be seen to appreciate her condition and is a credit to her owner. Stepping aboard from the passerrelle you enter the aft cockpit.  There is access via the side-decks forward or a ladder up to the flybridge helm position with ample room to sit and relax. The foredeck area provides plenty of sunbathing space. A large lazerette is under the cockpit sole and the generator is also housed here

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Boat Details
Fuel DieselHull Material Fiberglass 
Beam 13 ft 9 inMax Draft 3 ft 
Max Seating Capacity 6Engine Make Volvo 
Engine Model TAMD61Engine Year 1987 
Fuel Capacity 288 galLength Overall 38 ft 1 in 
Number of Heads 2Water Capacity 100 gal 
Stock Number Strood Yacht ClubEngine Hours 1500 
Number of Berths 3Number of Engines 2 
Max Bridge Clearance 16 ft    
For Sale by

Chatham Maritime Marina
United Kingdom

Fax:  +44 (0)1634 571605


Sliding doors give access to the saloon and on entering you immediately notice the quality. The saloon has a straight settee to port and ‘L’ shaped seating to starboard, with the raised inside helm position at the forward end of this.  Several steps lead down to the well equipped and practical galley, forward of this there is a heads and shower compartment to port with a twin cabin opposite to starboard. Right forward in the forepeak area is the owners’ luxury en-suite double cabin. Heated throughout by an Eberspacher heating system. 

Mechanical Systems

Princess 385 is powered by twin turbocharged Volvo TAMD61 306hp diesel engines, located under the saloon floor. Giving a cruising speed of approximately 18 knots, with a maximum speed of approximately 28 knots. Shaft drive to bronze three bladed propellers (1 year old) engine last serviced April 2013. Engine hours approximately 1500.

Electrical Systems

Total 6 x 12 volt batteries, 2 x engine batteries, 2 x domestic batteries, 1 x generator battery, 1 x for Ultrasonic’s. Charging from the engine alternator, 240 volt battery charger, and generator. Mace 3 KVA generator last serviced April 2013. 240 volt ring main installed, also an immersion heater fitted.

Safety Equipment

  • 3 x Fire extinguishers
  • 1 x Auto fire extinguisher for generator
  • 2 x Auto fire extinguishers for engines
  • 1 x Fire blanket
  • 1 x Radar reflector
  • 1 x Foghorn
  • 1 x Lifebuoy
  • 1 x Danbuoy
  • 2 x Bilge pumps 1 x electric 1 x manual

Navigation Equipment

  • 2 x VHF Radios 1 x ICOM +AIS, 1 x Simrad
  • 2 x Echo sounders (Raymarine)
  • 2 x Log/speed (Raymarine)
  • 2 x Compasses
  • 2 x Autopilots (Raymarine)
  • 2 x Chartplotter (Raymarine C90W)
  • 1 x Digital radar
  • 1 x Radio/CD
  • Anchor light
  • Navigation lights

Deck Equipment

  • 1 x Anchor (Plough) 100ft chain
  • 1 x Windlass electric (Simpson Lawrence)
  • 1 x Cockpit cover
  • 1 x Flybridge cover
  • Swim platform
  • 1 x Stainless steel fixed swim ladder
  • 4 x Warps
  • 4 x Fenders
  • Davits

History & Construction

Designed John Bennett, built by Marine Projects (Plymouth) Ltd, owned by the current owner for the last 8 years, new forward marine toilet (2012), upholstery and carpets replaced 2012. Part 1 registered.


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